Oxoacids

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

Luyan Zhang - 2D
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Oxoacids

I wasn't able to make it to the lecture on Wednesday, and I was kind of confused by the slides. Why is Cl––O––H a stronger acid than Br––O––H? I thought Br has a longer atomic radius, which means a longer and weaker bond, and therefore it would be easier to strip proton from it. Or is it different for oxoacids?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: Oxoacids

He stated in class that the strength of the acid and the oxoacid is based on the electronegativity.

Luyan Zhang - 2D
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Re: Oxoacids

Ok that makes more sense now, thank you!