Strong Acid

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Nikita Patra 3J
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Strong Acid

Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:09 am

Why is H4O a stronger acid that H3CHO?

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Re: Strong Acid

Postby 905385366 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 am

H4O would have a +2 charge, which is very unstable, therefore it would be more willing to give off those extra hydrogens to become more stable (hence making it a stronger acid until it is in its neutral state water).

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Re: Strong Acid

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:21 pm

It has to do with the formal charges.


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