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Identify the strongest acid among the following. A H O C l B H C l O 2 ​ C H C l O 3 ​ D H C l O 4 ​

Identify the strongest acid among the following.

A

HOCl

B

HClO2

C

HClO3

D

HClO4

 
 

Grade:11

2 Answers

Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
10 months ago
Oxygen is more electronegative than chlorine. With an increase in the number ofOatoms attached toCl, more electrons are pulled away fromO−Hbond and more weaker becomes theO−Hbond. This increases the acid strength.
The decreasing order of acidic strength isHClO4​>HClO3​>HClO2​>HClO.
ankit singh
askIITians Faculty 614 Points
10 months ago
ANSWER
As we know,
Acidic character increases along the period and as oxidation state increases, acidic nature increases. 
 So, ClO 
3
 (OH) is strongest acid.
        +7 oxidation no.

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