We´re asked to explain why HF is a weak acid and HCl is a strong acid.
Most acids have one common feature and that is the presence of the hydronium ion, which is represented by H+ or H3O+.
There are two major types of acids:
These types of acids lack the element Oxygen and usually posses no metals.
The most common type of these acids are the haloacids (Halogen and H+).
They are created by the hydration of nonmetal oxides.
HF and HCl are made by H+ and a Halogen, so they´re Binary acids.
Why is HF a weak acid and HCl a strong acid?
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