Stronger Acid  [ENDORSED]

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ErinMae_Bacasen1L
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Stronger Acid

Postby ErinMae_Bacasen1L » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:38 am

Why is HNO3 stronger than HNO2? Similarly why is HClO2 stronger than HCLO?

Lubna_Abdulmajeed_2A
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Re: Stronger Acid

Postby Lubna_Abdulmajeed_2A » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:52 am

The more oxygens there are, the stronger the acid.

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Re: Stronger Acid  [ENDORSED]

Postby Sohini Halder 1G » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Oxygen is electrognegative so the more there are, the stronger they pull the electrons away from the O-H bond, weakening it and making the overall acid stronger.


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