## Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

Acidity $K_{a}$
Basicity $K_{b}$
The Conjugate Seesaw $K_{a}\times K_{b}=K_{w}$

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### Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

Can someone please explain their answer for chapter 12 number 55 part D of the 6th edition textbook?

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### Re: Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

The difference in pH can be explained by the type of bond and strength of that bond between the oxygen and hydrogen. Since double bonds are stronger than single bonds, these acids would be less likely to give up a hydrogen, which means there's a smaller concentration of hydronium ions, thus, a greater pH. Acids that are more likely to give up a hydrogen would have a greater concentration of hydronium ions and thus, a smaller pH.