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25 January, 05:44

Explain how the presence of several oxygen atoms ina compound containing an-OH group can make the compound acidic.

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  1. 25 January, 07:00
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    In each case, the same bond gets broken - the bond between the hydrogen and oxygen in an - OH group. Writing the rest of the molecule as "X"

    The factors to consider

    Two of the factors which influence the ionisation of an acid are:

    the strength of the bond being broken, the stability of the ions being formed.

    In these cases, you seem to be breaking the same oxygen-hydrogen bond each time, and so you might expect the strengths to be similar.
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