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# Which among the following is the strongest acid?A.HFB.HClC.HBrD.HI

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In 1923, J.N. Bronsted and T.M. Lowry proposed a definition of acids and bases in terms of donation and receiving of protons. He said that acids are proton donors and bases are proton acceptors. Bronsted and Lowry concept is a wider concept and is not restricted only to neutral molecules. Even the ions can be regarded as acids and bases.

$HX + {H_2}O\xrightarrow{{}}{H_3}{O^ + } + {X^ - }$
The strength of halogen acid depends upon the ease with which the $H - X$ bond present in it dissociates in aqueous solution to give ${H_3}{O^ + }$ ions. The bond dissociation energy of the bond governs the ease of the breaking of $H - X$ bond. The less the bond dissociation energy of the $H - X$ bond, the more is the ease with which it dissociates in the aqueous solution and greater is the acid strength of the hydrogen halide.
From the experimental data, we know that the bond dissociation energy decreases from $H - F to H - I$. As $H - F$ bond is the strongest hence it requires maximum energy to dissociate. So, $H - F$ is the weakest of the halogen acid and $H - I$ is the strongest acid.