Which of the following gives the correct increasing order of acidic strength?

(A) Water <Acetic acid <Hydrochloric acid

(B) Water <Hydrochloric acid <Acetic acid

(C) Acetic acid <Water <Hydrochloric acid

(D) Hydrochloric acid <Water <Acetic acid





  • HCl is a very strong acid 
  • Acetic acid which is a weak acid 
  • and water is neutral.


So, the correct order of acidic strength of these is (a) Water < Acetic acid < Hydrochloric acid

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