What factors determine acid strength?
Acid strength is determined by the amount of that acid that actually ionizes. Acids are molecular covalent compounds which you don't expect to ionize (release an
The strongest acids ionize 100%. There are 6 that most consider to be the "STRONG" acids: HCl, HI, HBr, HNO_3
All other acids are weak acids and ionize to a much lesser amount. For example, acetic acid, like most weak acids, ionizes, 5%.