Is hydrochloric acid a compound or a mixture?Explain Your answer.

Asked by abinash.gupta003 | 16th Aug, 2016, 08:11: PM

Expert Answer:

HCl is a polar covalent compound in which  shared pair of electrons are unequally distributed between the two atoms.

In HCl, the strong nuclear charge of the chlorine atom attracts the shared electron pair towards itself, i.e.,negative charge shifts towards the chlorine atom thereby developing a slight negative charge on it. the hydrogen develops a slight positive charge.

Therefore a polar covalent bond is formed.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 17th Aug, 2016, 11:44: AM

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