Resonance

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Jordan_Wesson_2J
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Resonance

Postby Jordan_Wesson_2J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:43 pm

Can someone explain how resonance effects acidity?

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Re: Resonance

Postby Reva Kakaria 1J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:48 pm

When a compound has resonance structures, its negative charge/electrons are delocalized. This makes it more stable, so if that compound has a bond with H, it is more likely to lose H+ since the resulting anion will be stabilized by delocalization. In other words, the more stable the anion is, the more likely it is that the H bond will break, which makes for a stronger acid.


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