Relative Acidity

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Relative Acidity

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:52 pm

Why is it that the resulting anion after a strong acid easily loses an H+ must be stable?

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Re: Relative Acidity

Postby romina_4C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:20 am

Strong acids have weak bonds holding the hydrogen atom to the anion is weak (weaker, longer bond between the two). Weak bonds are usually unstable, as you can easily break them apart, which is why strong acids dissociate 100% in water. They prefer to be in a more stable state, which is with the anion and hydrogen dissociated.

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Re: Relative Acidity

Postby Kelsey Ash 1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:35 pm

Because strong acids have weaker bonds. Weak bonds usually indicate greater instability since they can easily be broken which explains why the stronger the acid the greater the dissociation of the acid in water to make the acid more stable by losing the hydrogen bond to form an anion.

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