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Identify the Strongest Acid Amongst the Followings: Chloroacetic Acid, Acetic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid, Dichloroaceticacid - HSC Science (Computer Science) 12th Board Exam - Chemistry

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Question

Identify the strongest acid amongst the followings:

  1. Chloroacetic acid          
  2. Acetic acid
  3. Trichloroacetic acid
  4. Dichloroaceticacid

Solution

(c) Trichloroacetic acid
As the number of chlorine atoms increases, the electronegativity of that end of the molecule increases and the molecule adopts a progressively more ionic character (e.g. density, boiling point and acidity).

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 2014-2015 (March) (with solutions)
Question 5.6 | 1.00 mark
Solution Identify the Strongest Acid Amongst the Followings: Chloroacetic Acid, Acetic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid, Dichloroaceticacid Concept: Physical Properties of Carboxylic Acids.
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