Problem: For each of the pairs given, predict which acid is stronger i) H2S and H2Se ii) HBrO2 and HBrO3 iii) H2SeO3 and HBrO3A. H2S, HBrO2, H2SeO3B. H2Se, HBrO3, H2SeO3C. H2Se, HBrO3, HBrO3D. H2Se, HBrO2, HBrO3

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We're being asked to predict which acid is stronger for each of the pairs given:


i) H2S and H2Se  

H is attached to a nonmetal (electronegative) → binary acids

When looking at a binary acid we look at both electronegativity and size to determine their strength

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For each of the pairs given, predict which acid is stronger i) H2S and H2Se ii) HBrO2 and HBrO3 iii) H2SeO3 and HBrO3

A. H2S, HBrO2, H2SeO3
B. H2Se, HBrO3, H2SeO3
C. H2Se, HBrO3, HBrO3
D. H2Se, HBrO2, HBrO3

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