The strengths of oxoacids is based on the number of oxygens or the electronegativity of the nonmetal in the oxoacid. An oxoacid is considered strong when there are at least 2 or more O than H.
The oxoacids given have a different number of oxygens and the same nonmetal. We will rank them based on the number of oxygens and hydrogens in the oxoacid.
H2SO4 is a stronger acid than H2SO3 because:
a. It has more oxygens to stengthen the H-O bond
b. it had more oxygens to weaken the H-O bond
c. The extra oxygen donates electrons to the H-O bond
d. The extra oxygen makes the H-S bind shorter
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