Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Section 16.4 - Acid Strength and the Acid Ionization Constant (Ka) - Conceptual Connection - Page 732: 16.3


$HF$ is the stronger acid.

Work Step by Step

The larger the $K_a$, the stronger the acid. This means the acid with larger $K_a$ value is the stronger one. $3.5 \times 10^{-4}$ is greater than $2.9 \times 10^{-8}$. Therefore, $HF$ is stronger than $HClO$.
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