Acidic Strength

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Acidic Strength

Postby salvadorramos3k » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:06 am

Why is HClO2 stronger than HBrO2 even though they have the same electronegativity and Br is bigger than Cl?

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Re: Acidic Strength

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:19 am

HClO2 is a stronger acid than HBrO2 because Cl is more electronegative (EN: 3.0) than Br (EN: 2.8).

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Re: Acidic Strength

Postby Jacey Yang 1F » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:22 am

Cl is more electronegative than Br, so it can withdraw electrons from the O-H bond and it becomes easier to remove H+.

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Re: Acidic Strength

Postby Ashley Osorio » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:24 am

Remember, electronegativity increases going up the periodic table. Since Cl is above Br, Cl is more electronegative.

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