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For an acid it's basicity is the no. Of hydrogen ions it can donate .An acid can donate only that hydrogen which is directly attached to a more electronegative atom ,why??????

For an acid  it's basicity  is the no. Of hydrogen ions it can   donate .An acid  can donate only that hydrogen which is directly attached to a more electronegative  atom ,why??????

Grade:12

1 Answers

Satyam Kumar
60 Points
4 years ago
Hi Mike,
It is so because more electronegative atom like Oxyzen atrracts electron cloud of H, hence making a delta+ charge on H. Thus H+ can be released easily.

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