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A good way to think about stuff like this, is to imagine a possible synthesis for the given intermediate. One way of making this species would be to cleave the H-OF bond of HOF against it's electronegativity, that is, heterolytically cleaving the bond to make H- and [OF]+ . As we are going against electronegativity, you get the idea that the intermediates ...


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A strategy different from the one described by Yusuf Hasan would be to look at the neutral isoelectronic molecule. The oxygen atom is isoelectronic to the fluorine cation, so $\ce{OF+}$ is isoelectronic to $\ce{O2}$. It is difficult to write a nice Lewis structure for $\ce{O2}$, see https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/15061. Experiments show that dioxygen ...


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To begin with, removing another proton from anionic species is not very favorable. For example, the monohydrogen phosphate dianion is not very acidic $(\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}\sim 12)$ despite it having an $\ce{OH}$ group. In the case of $\ce{H3PO2},$ the second and third protons are bonded directly to $\ce{P},$ which is much less electronegative than $\ce{O}...


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Agreed: unless air is pushed through the activated charcoal bed, few impurities would be adsorbed. It would depend on how tightly the substance clings to the carbon, i.e. it would vary with impurity, but Trox Technik KS Filters recommends, "saturated activated carbon is reprocessed... with a gradual increase of temperature from 20 to 830 °C and a delay ...


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