Problem: Which of the following factors affect the strength of an acid?X. The electronegativity of the atom to which the ionizable hydrogen is bonded.Y. The electronegativity of other atoms in the molecule not directly bonded to the ionizable hydrogen.Z. The bond strength between the ionizable hydrogen and the atom to which it is bonded.A. X and Y onlyB. Y and Z onlyC. X, Y, and ZD. X and Z onlyE. X only

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We’re being asked to identify which among the given acids is a strong acid.


Recall that when we're ranking the strength of acid:

The strength of oxyacids is based on the number of oxygens or the electronegativity of the nonmetal in the oxyacid. An oxyacid is considered strong when there are at least 2 or more O than H.

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Which of the following factors affect the strength of an acid?

X. The electronegativity of the atom to which the ionizable hydrogen is bonded.

Y. The electronegativity of other atoms in the molecule not directly bonded to the ionizable hydrogen.

Z. The bond strength between the ionizable hydrogen and the atom to which it is bonded.

A. X and Y only

B. Y and Z only

C. X, Y, and Z

D. X and Z only

E. X only

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