Problem: Which of the following is the stronger Brønsted-Lowry acid, HClO3 or HClO2?

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We are asked which is the stronger Bronsted Lowry Acid, HClO3 or HClO2?


A Bronsted-Lowry acid is defined as a substance that gives up or donates hydrogen ions or protons during a chemical reaction.

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Which of the following is the stronger Brønsted-Lowry acid, HClO3 or HClO2?

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