By Nivaldo J. Tro

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4 Acid Strength and Molecular Structure We have learned that a Brønsted–Lowry acid is a proton 1H+2 donor. Now we explore why some hydrogen-containing molecules act as proton donors while others do not. In other words, we want to explore how the structure of a molecule affects its acidity. Why is H2S acidic while CH4 is not? Or why is HF a weak acid while HCl is a strong acid? We divide our discussion about these issues into two categories: binary acids (those containing hydrogen and only one other element) and oxyacids (those containing hydrogen bonded to an oxygen atom that is bonded to another element).

88 g of carbon. Show that these results are consistent with the law of definite proportions. Answers to For Practice and For More Practice Problems are in Appendix VI. The law of definite proportions is sometimes called the law of constant composition. 11 12 Chapter 1 Atoms The Law of Multiple Proportions In 1804, John Dalton published his law of multiple proportions: When two elements (call them A and B) form two different compounds, the masses of element B that combine with 1 g of element A can be expressed as a ratio of small whole numbers.

However, the changes in mass in ordinary chemical processes are so minute that we can ignore them for all practical purposes. In a chemical reaction, matter is neither created nor destroyed. A chemical reaction (discussed more fully in Chapter 8) is a process in which one or more substances are converted into one or more different substances. The law of conservation of mass states that when a chemical reaction occurs, the total mass of the substances involved in the reaction does not change. 6 g Mass of reactants = Mass of product The combined mass of the sodium and chlorine that react (the reactants) exactly equals the mass of the sodium chloride that forms (the product).

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