Problem: Which acid has the largest Ka: HClO2(aq), HBrO2(aq) or HIO2(aq)?

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Stronger acid ā†’ higher Ka

  • More electronegative halogen ā†’ stronger acid
  • In terms of electronegativity:
    • Cl > Br > I 


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Which acid has the largest Ka: HClO2(aq), HBrO2(aq) or HIO2(aq)?

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