Without doing any calculations, indicate which of the five acids would give the highest [H+] in aqueous solutions of equal concentration.?

[Acetic Acid,4.74; Chloroacetic Acid, 2.85 ; Succinic Acid, 4.21; Hydrogen Phthalate Ion, 5.21; Formic Acid, 3.74]. 

Explain your reasoning. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The lower the pH, the higher the [H⁺] is.

    As Chloroacetic acid has the lowest pH, chloroacetic acid would give the highest [H⁺].

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