Problem: Indicate whether each statement is true or false for a 4.99 M HClO solution.  The Lewis structure for HClO has Cl connected to O and then O connected to H. The best Lewis structure would have two single bonds and four lone electrons on oxygen. The conjugate base is ClO+ . Adding water to this solution would raise the pH of the solution.  This solution can be made by measuring 262 g of HClO and then adding water until the volume of the solution is 1.00 L. The pH of the solution is 4.12. Based on periodic trends, HBrO is expected to be a weaker acid than HClO.

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Indicate whether each statement is true or false for a 4.99 M HClO solution. 

The Lewis structure for HClO has Cl connected to O and then O connected to H. The best Lewis structure would have two single bonds and four lone electrons on oxygen.

The conjugate base is ClO+ .

Adding water to this solution would raise the pH of the solution. 

This solution can be made by measuring 262 g of HClO and then adding water until the volume of the solution is 1.00 L.

The pH of the solution is 4.12.

Based on periodic trends, HBrO is expected to be a weaker acid than HClO.

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