Problem: Rank the given compounds based on their relative Bronsted acidities. (Strongest Bronsted acid to weakest Bronsted acid).H - SH, H - F, H - Br, H - I, H - OH, H - CH3, H - NH2

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We're being asked to rank the given compounds based on their relative Bronsted acidities (Strongest Bronsted acid to weakest Bronsted acid).


Recall that a Bronsted-Lowry acid is a proton (H+) donor.

We're given:     HSH, HF, HBr, HI, HOH, HCH3, HNH2


Each acid has an H attached to a nonmetal (electronegative), hence they are binary acids

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Rank the given compounds based on their relative Bronsted acidities. (Strongest Bronsted acid to weakest Bronsted acid).

H - SH, H - F, H - Br, H - I, H - OH, H - CH3, H - NH2

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