Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321809246
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Chapter 15 - Sections 15.1-15.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 745: 34c


$HBr(aq)$ is an acid according to the Arrhenius definition.

Work Step by Step

According to the Arrhenius definition, an acid is a substance which produces $H^+$ ions in an aqueous solution. As we can see from the below equation, $HBr(aq) \rightarrow H^+(aq) + Br^-(aq)$ $HBr$ produces $H^+$ ions in aqueous solutions. So it is an acid.
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