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Fri April 11, 2014 By: Renuka Ganesh

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?

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Mon April 14, 2014
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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