Is HClO3 classified as a strong acid?

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Suraj Dhanjani 1L
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Is HClO3 classified as a strong acid?

Postby Suraj Dhanjani 1L » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:43 am

I was studying the names of the different strong acids from the course reader, and I saw that HClO3 was not listed as a strong acid. However, I've read in multiple places that it is a strong acid. Could someone clarify this for me? Is HClO3 counted as a strong acid in this course?

ShreyaPatel1K
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Re: Is HClO3 classified as a strong acid?

Postby ShreyaPatel1K » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:52 am

I'd say strong acid, because it's an oxoacid of Chlorine!

Grecia Mata-Padilla 4H
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Re: Is HClO3 classified as a strong acid?

Postby Grecia Mata-Padilla 4H » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:36 pm

Yes it is a strong acid! Generally, if you add H+(HALOGEN) + OXYGEN = like HCLO3 , it will be a strong Acid
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Re: Is HClO3 classified as a strong acid?

Postby zhajee » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:26 pm

The strength of oxo-acids is primarily affected by the number of oxygens double-bonded to the central atom, because these electron-attracting groups weaken the O-H bonds and make the substance acidic. HClO3 and HClO4 are strong acids due to the multiple oxygens bonded to the central atom. HClO2, however, is a weak acid.


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