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HI cannot be prepared by the action of conc.H2SO4 on KI because HI is a stronger acid than H2SO4 H2So4 is a stronger oxidising agent than HI. H2SO4 is an oxidizing agent. HI is strong reducing agent the correct answers are a,c,d plz explain option wise THANKS IN ADVANCE

HI cannot be prepared by the action of conc.H2SO4 on KI because 
  1. HI is a stronger acid than H2SO4
  2. H2So4 is a stronger oxidising agent than HI.
  3. H2SO4 is an oxidizing agent.
  4. HI is strong reducing agent
the correct answers are a,c,d
plz explain option wise
THANKS IN ADVANCE

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
  1. H2SO4 is an oxidizing agent. is the correct answer as it should form HI but instead of doing that it oxidises I- to I2.

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