Sat April 12, 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? Is there any general rule to determine oxidizing power and acid strength of oxyacids of any element?

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Mon April 14, 2014
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Solution for your second query:
Perchloric acid is strong oxidising agent than hypochlorous acid as it contains more number of oxygen atoms attached to chlorine atom.

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