Problem: Part ARank the solutions in order of decreasing [H3O+].Rank solutions from largest to smallest hydronium ion concentration. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.0.10 M HNO20.10 M HC6H5O0.10 M HClO0.10 M HCl

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We are being asked to rank the following solutions in order of decreasing [H3O+]

0.10 M HNO2
0.10 M HC6H5O
0.10 M HClO
0.10 M HCl


Recall that acids produce Hor H3O+ in water.

Strong acids completely dissociate in water. So that we can directly calculate the [H3O+] from the concentration of the solution by mole-to-mole comparison 

Weak acids, on the other hand, do not completely dissociate in water. So that we are going to use the ICE chart and Ka expression to determine the [H3O+].


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Part A
Rank the solutions in order of decreasing [H3O+].
Rank solutions from largest to smallest hydronium ion concentration. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.
0.10 M HNO2
0.10 M HC6H5O
0.10 M HClO
0.10 M HCl

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