why HClO4 is more acidic than hclo3

Asked by rohit varshney | 4th Mar, 2011, 03:16: AM

Expert Answer:

The number of doubly-bonded oxygen atoms in an acid has a major effect on the acid strength. The X=O bond is very good at attracting electrons, and so the more the electrons are drawn away from the O-H bond in the acid the weaker that bond will be, and the stronger that compound will be as an acid

Answered by  | 4th Mar, 2011, 11:28: AM

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