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Department
Chemistry
Course
CHM110H5
Professor
Thottackad Radhakrishnan
Semester
Summer

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Name Cassy LatchmanStudent No 999839769Lab Section No 0101CHM110 Prelab Questions 3Question 1Trifluoracetic acid is stronger than trichloracetic acid because it contains fluorine substitutes which are more electronegative than chlorine atoms This causes a major difference between the electronegative charges between the atoms which results in easy dissociation of hydrogen from the acid to bond with water molecules and form H ions The strength of a compound can be categorized by its ability to donate H ions and the acidic strength of the compound will easily donate H In the case of carboxylic group RCOOH when it donates a proton it becomes RCOO Elements such as Cl and F whose electro negativity is very high will put a partial positive charge on O which will stabilize the negative charge Question 2 PofHCN91KaaqaqCNHCNaqHO3aqHO3aqCNKaaqCNHCNaqPpHlogKa10PofHF32Ka
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