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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?
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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