Problem: The following acids are listed in order of their increasing acidity. Provide a brief explanation for the observed trends. Note: The Pauling electronegativity values for selected elements are given in Table 1.NH4+ < PH4+ < AsH4+ < SbH4+

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We are asked to provide an explanation for the observed trend where the compounds are arranged in increasing acidity. 

NH4+ < PH4+ < AsH4+ < SbH4+

Now we can observe that all the compounds has 4 H only differing in the central atom. 

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The following acids are listed in order of their increasing acidity. Provide a brief explanation for the observed trends. Note: The Pauling electronegativity values for selected elements are given in Table 1.

NH4+ < PH4+ < AsH4+ < SbH4+

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