an increasing number of O atoms on the central atom and

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1. an increasing number of O atoms on the central atom and 2. an increasing oxidation state of central atom. Effectively, these are the same phenomenon. Every additional O atom increases the oxidation state of the central atom by 2. Strengths of Acids For ternary acids having the same central atom: the highest oxidation state of the central atom is usually strongest acid . For example, look at the strength of the Cl ternary acids. HClO < HClO 2 < HClO 3 < HClO 4 weakest strongest Cl oxidation states +1 +3
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Unformatted text preview: +5 +7 Acid-Base Reactions in Aqueous Solutions There are four acid-base reaction combinations that are possible: 1. Strong acids strong bases 2. Weak acids strong bases 3. Strong acids weak bases 4. Weak acids weak bases Let us look at one example of each acid-base reaction. Acid-Base Reactions in Aqueous Solutions 1. Strong acids - strong bases forming soluble salts This is one example of several possibilities hydrobromic acid + calcium hydroxide...
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