Problem: Rank the compound in the following groups in order of increasing acidity or basicity, as indicated, and explain the order you assign.(b) basicity: BrO2 −, ClO2 −, IO2 −

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We are asked to rank the compound in the following groups in order of increasing basicity : BrO2 , ClO2 , IO2


The more electronegative the halogen is the less basic it is. 


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Rank the compound in the following groups in order of increasing acidity or basicity, as indicated, and explain the order you assign.

(b) basicity: BrO2 , ClO2 , IO2