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HI is the stronger acid because the chlorine in HCL is more electronegative than the I in HI. The chlorine pulls in the electrons more and creates a stronger bond that is harder to break. Remember the stronger acid will have the weaker bond-- and strong acids fully dissociate :)
HI is the stronger acid as there is a weaker bond between HI than there is between HCl. This is due to both the atomic radius and the size of I vs Cl. Because I has a greater number of electrons, there is less nuclear charge felt at its valence electrons so, the HI bond is weaker and easier to break. Because the bond is easier to break it is a stronger acid as it will dissociate more easily.
AronCainBayot1L wrote:HI is more stronger because chlorine is more electronegative and will have a stronger bond. The weaker the bond the stronger the acid.
And this also means that the stronger the bond the stronger the base right?
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