Problem: Rank the following acids from weakest to strongest based on their molecular structure.HClO3, HBrO3, HClO4

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The strengths of oxoacids is based on the number of oxygens or the electronegativity of the nonmetal in the oxoacid. 

Given:

HClO3             HBrO3             HClO4  


Based on number of oxygen:

An oxoacid is considered strong when there are at least 2 or more O than H.


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Rank the following acids from weakest to strongest based on their molecular structure.

HClO3, HBrO3, HClO4