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    Write an equation showing the products of the equilibrium which is set up when iodic(I) acid is mixed with ethanoic acid.

    HIO + CH3COOH

    How do you know which one will act as the acid, and which one will act like a base?
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    Write an equation showing the products of the equilibrium which is set up when iodic(I) acid is mixed with ethanoic acid.

    HIO + CH3COOH

    How do you know which one will act as the acid, and which one will act like a base?
    The stronger acid of the two will always act as the acid. Have you been given Ka or pKa values? If you haven't, I would assume that iodic acid is a strong acid (i.e. it completely dissociates) and will therefore act as the acid
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    The stronger acid of the two will always act as the acid. Have you been given Ka or pKa values? If you haven't, I would assume that iodic acid is a strong acid (i.e. it completely dissociates) and will therefore act as the acid
    Thanks, makes so much more sense now !
 
 
 
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