As covalent bond is insoluble in water,how acids like HCl are soluble in water?

Asked by Shubhi Gupta | 5th Nov, 2013, 05:18: PM

Expert Answer:

HCl consisting of a hydrogen atom and a chlorine atom connected by a covalent single bond. Since, the chlorine atom is much more electronegative than the hydrogen atom, the covalent bond between the two atoms is quite polar. Because of its high polarity, HCl is very soluble in water.

Upon contact, H2O and HCl combine to form hydronium ions H3O+ and chloride ions Cl through a chemical reaction:

HCl + H2O → H3O+ + Cl

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 7th Nov, 2013, 11:24: AM

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