HClO3 as an acid

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Helena Vervaet 1N
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HClO3 as an acid

Postby Helena Vervaet 1N » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:06 pm

I was just wondering whether or not we consider HClO3 to be a strong acid? In the list of strong acids on page 163 of the course reader, it isn't listed. However, in some of the review sessions I believed I heard some of the TAs saying that we are considering it as a strong acid for this class? Just making sure!

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Re: HClO3 as an acid

Postby BlakeMillar4J » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:24 pm

If Ka was included in the problem, I'm pretty sure it would be considered a weak acid. I do recall Lavelle saying that we only need to know the 6 or 7 strong acids from the list as being strong, and that the other acids not on the list are weak.

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