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Postby FrankieClarke2C » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 am

How do you determine if a bond disassociates easily?

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Re: disassociation

Postby Matthew Tran 1H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:06 am

You first look at bond length/strength; a longer/weaker bond has a lower dissociation energy resulting in a stronger acid. If the bond is the same, for example in oxoacids, then you look at the stability of the anion (conjugate base). If the resulting anion is more stable due to resonance, electron withdrawing, then the acid is stronger.

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