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Lewis structures of acids and bases

1. Draw the Lewis structure of the conjugate base for the following acid: H2SO4. Remember to include charges and non-bonding electrons where necessary. Use an expanded octet on sulfur to minimize formal charges.

2. Draw the conjugate acid for the following base. ::Cl::- Remember to include charges and non-bonding electrons where necessary.

3. Determine the dissociation constants for the following acids. Express the answers in proper scientific notation where appropriate.

Acid PKa KA
A 3.0
B 8.10
C -1.0
Which is the strongest acid?

4. Rank the given compounds based on their relative acidities.
HF, H2C=CH2, NH3, H3CCH3, HC-=CCH3.

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1- Draw the Lewis structure of the conjugate base for the following acid.H2SO4 Remember to include charges and non-bonding electrons where necessary. Use an expanded octet on sulfur to minimize formal charges.

The conjugate base of H2SO4 is HSO4- (bisulfate). Lewis structure is as follows:

2- Draw the conjugate acid for the following base. ::Cl::- Remember to include charges and non-bonding electrons where necessary.

The conjugate acid of Cl- is HCl. Lewis structure is as follows:

3- Determine the dissociation constants for the following acids. Express the answers in proper scientific notation where appropriate.

Acid PKa KA
A 3.0
B 8.10
C -1.0
Which is the strongest acid? ...

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