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yo guys, i know this is really stupid, but i have a fear that the mcat will put a real easy chem question regarding bonding on their..and so my question is how exacly are molecules such as H2CO3 and H2SO4 bonded. like where the hell do the Hydrogens go
 

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Just think it through. Since you know that carbonic acid and sulfuric acid are acids, it makes most sense if the hydrogens are bonded to oxygens . . .
 

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for sulphuring acid, sulphur's the central atom, surrounded by the four oxygens. two of those have hydrogens attached to them.
because there are four oxygens, its easy to give up a hydrogen since there can be major resonance going on, hence its a strong acid
 
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Originally posted by rCubed
HO---C==O
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OH


does that look right for carbonic acid? it seems a little off for some reason


ughhh..its not coming out right...lets just say that the OH on the second line is bonded to the carbon
 

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Well I don't know if in General Chem we were tought about Co-ordinate bonds, that is what happens in Carbonic and Sulphuric Acid, it also is the same in Nitric Acid.
 
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