How to determine the oxidizing power of different acids and their strengths ? For eg. How to determine which acid is stronger - perchloric acid or hypochlorous acid and which of these is a stronger oxidizing agent?

Asked by Renuka Ganesh | 11th Apr, 2014, 03:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Renuka


With the HClOx acids the acid strength increases as the number of Cl=O bonds increase. Hence, percholric acid ((HClO4) is stronger than hypocholorous acid(HClO).


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Answered by  | 14th Apr, 2014, 03:44: PM

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