Problem: Which of the following is the strongest acid?A) HClO2B) HBrO2C) HClOD) HIO3

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For this problem, we have to determine which among the choices is the strongest acid

  • Recall that strength oxyacids are based on the number of Os or the electronegativity of the nonmetal. 
  • In this case, we have to consider the number of Os:

HClO2 and HBrO2 → 2 Os

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Which of the following is the strongest acid?

A) HClO2

B) HBrO2

C) HClO

D) HIO3

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