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24 February, 08:31

Between HClO3 and HIO3, which is stronger and why? Question 16 options: 1) HClO3 is stronger because chlorine is in a higher oxidation state than iodine. 2) HClO3 is stronger because chlorine is more electronegative than iodine. 3) HIO3 is stronger because iodine is in a higher oxidation state than chlorine. 4) HIO3 is stronger because iodine is less electronegative than chlorine.

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  1. 24 February, 10:13
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    2) HClO3 is stronger because chlorine is more electronegative than iodine.

    Explanation:

    The more electronegative the element is the more strong or acidic it becomes.

    Chlorine being more electronegative than Iodine makes it easier for it to pull the electron of hydrogen more strongly and hence has a higher tendency to release a H + unit. Hence that makes it stronger.
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