Stronger Acid

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Stronger Acid

Postby Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 pm

Why is HCl a stronger acid than HF?

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Re: Stronger Acid

Postby almaochoa2D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:52 pm

Cl is a large atom than F so that means the the bond length of HCl is longer than the bond length of HF so HCl has a weak bond. Since the bond is weaker HCl is more likely to donate the H+ making it a stronger acid.

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