Chemistry Practice Problems Bronsted Lowry Acid and Base Practice Problems Solution: Which of the following is the stronger Brønsted-Lo...

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Solution: Which of the following is the stronger Brønsted-Lowry acid, HBrO or HBr?

Problem

Which of the following is the stronger Brønsted-Lowry acid, HBrO or HBr?

Solution

We’re being asked to determine which is a stronger Bronsted-Lowry acid between HBrO or HBr


Let’s define a Bronsted Lowry-Base and Bronsted-Lowry acid first.

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor

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