HCl vs HClO

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Ashley Kao 1H
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HCl vs HClO

Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:44 am

I understand the trend that acids with more Oxygen are more acidic, but why is HCl more acidic than HClO?

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Re: HCl vs HClO

Postby AlyshaP_2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 am

I think this is because the conjugate base of HCl is more stable than that of HClO.

Jade Hinds 2B
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Re: HCl vs HClO

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:11 am

by definition: "a more stable conjugate base means a stronger acid"

Also, the size and difference in electronegativity of HCl makes it a stronger acid

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