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amorable

  • 3 years ago

Determining the stronger acid. HBr vs. HCl I know that HBr is stronger but I don't know how to explain for this or the other problems.

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  1. aaronq
    • 3 years ago
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    the easier it is to deprotonate (remove H) the stronger the acid. Atomic radius size comes into play, because Br has a larger radius than Cl, it is easier to remove H because it's held less tightly by the nuclear forces of the nucleus.

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