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Postby Shenaya » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:43 pm

What is more acidic from ethanoic acid and [CuCl4] ^2- and what would be the reason? Is it because of Cu attracting electrons?
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Re: Acidity

Postby Writeacher » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:57 pm

I asked a chemistry teacher about your questions. Here's what he wrote me:

The questions do not make sense in the context of either Arrhenius theory of acids and bases, or the Bronsted-Lowry theory of acids and bases. The Lewis theory of acids and bases is not commonly used in basic chemistry courses. Sorry.

(1)
"What is more acidic from CaO and CuO? What is the reason?”
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Neither is an acid. CaO is a base. CuO does not dissolve in water and does not react with water.

(2)
"What is more acidic from ethanoic acid and [CuCl4] ^2- and what would be the reason? Is it because of Cu attracting electrons?”
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What are we comparing to what? CuCl4^2- is not an acid. It may be a Lewis base.
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