Q. What is the difference between hydrohalic and hypohalous acids ?
Hydrogen halides (or hydrohalic acids) are inorganic compounds with the formula HX where X is one of the halogens: fluorine, chlorine, iodine and astatine. Hydrogen halides are gases that dissolve in water to give acids.Hydrohalic acids are acids produced by the dissolving of hydrogen halides in water.
Hypohalous acids are the oxyacids of halogens [fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine halogen(Br), iodine (I), or astatine (At)] possessing the general chemical formula HOX, where X is the halogen atom.The chemical behavior of hypofluorous acid (HOF) is dramatically different from the heavier hypohalous acids which, as a group, exhibit similar properties.