Classify if HClO^4 is a strong or weak acid, or strong or weak base, or salt?
HClO4 is commonly known as Perchloric acid. As the name suggests, this compound is an acid. Generally an acid, is a proton donor, has a pH below 7, neutralizes base and turns blue litmus paper to red. This also means that in a solution (in water) HClO4 produces Hydronium ions (H3O+ ions).
The chemical equation for the dissociation of Perchloric acid (HClO4) in the solution can be written as:
H2SO4 (aq) + H2O ---> H3O+ + HClO4-
**hydronium ions can be represented as H3O+ or simply H+.
Perchloric acid is classified as a strong acid
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