Problem: Which of the following is the strongest acid?a. ClO3(OH)b. ClO2(OH)c. SO(OH)2d. SO2(OH)2

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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:

a. ClO3(OH)

b. ClO2(OH)

c. SO(OH)2

d. SO2(OH)2


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Which of the following is the strongest acid?

a. ClO3(OH)

b. ClO2(OH)

c. SO(OH)2

d. SO2(OH)2

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