Problem: List the following acids in order of increasing strength:            H2SO4             H2SeO4           H2TeO4      A) H2SO4 < H2SeO4 < H2TeO4B) H2SeO4 < H2SO4 < H2TeO4C) H2SeO4 < H2TeO4 < H2SO4D) H2TeO4 < H2SeO4 < H2SO4E) H2SO4 < H2TeO4 < H2SeO4

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The strengths of oxyacids is based on the number of oxygens or the electronegativity of the nonmetal in the oxyacid. An oxyacid is considered strong when there are at least 2 or more O than H.

Given:

H2SO4              H2SeO4            H2TeO4


The three oxyacids given have an equal number of oxygens. We’ll rank their strength based on the electronegativity of the nonmetal in each oxyacid.

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List the following acids in order of increasing strength:

            H2SO4             H2SeO4           H2TeO4      

A) H2SO4 < H2SeO4 < H2TeO4

B) H2SeO4 < H2SO4 < H2TeO4

C) H2SeO4 < H2TeO4 < H2SO4

D) H2TeO4 < H2SeO4 < H2SO4

E) H2SO4 < H2TeO4 < H2SeO4

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