Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 16 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases - 16-9 Molecular Structure, Bonding, and Acid-Base Behavior - Review & Check for Section 16-9 - Page 622: 1



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The acidity increases with the formal charge on the central atom, which is +6 in the first and +4 in the second, so we should expect the first one to be a stronger acid.
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