We’re being asked to identify which of the given would be the strongest acid.
Recall from the Bronsted-Lowry definition that acids are proton (H+) donors. Only HIO3, HIO, and HIO have H+ to donate.
The strength of oxyacids is based on the number of oxygens or the electronegativity of the nonmetal in the oxoacid. An oxyacid is considered strong when there are at least 2 or more O than H.
Which one of the following is the strongest acid?
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