Problem: Rank the following acids from weakest to strongest acids:A) HFO2, HClO2, HBrO2, HIO2

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The strengths 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.


Given:

HFO2, HClO2, HBrO2, HIO2


The three oxyacids given have an equal number of oxygens. We’ll rank their strength based on the electronegativity of the nonmetal in each oxyacid.


HFO2, HClO2, HBrO2, HIO2


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Rank the following acids from weakest to strongest acids:

A) HFO2, HClO2, HBrO2, HIO2

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