Homework 6.5

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Homework 6.5

Postby AChoudhry_1L » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:36 pm

Hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, reacts with sulfur trioxide to form peroxomonosulfuric acid, H2SO5, in a Lewis acid–base reaction. (a) Write the chemical equation for the reaction. (b) Draw the Lewis structures of the reactants and product (in the product, one OOH group in sulfuric acid is replaced by an OOOH group). (c) Identify the Lewis acid and Lewis base.

After writing the equation and the drawing the lewis structures, how would we determine which is the acid and which is the base?

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Re: Homework 6.5

Postby 205296774 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:57 pm

If you compare their lewis dot structures, the S gained another bonding region by attaching an OH; therefore, the S gained an electron pair and is the lewis acid.

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