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

Problem

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

HClO3, HBrO3, HClO4

Solution

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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