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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

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The answer is (a) Water < Acetic acid < Hydrochloric acid 

Water is neutral in its pure form, Acetic acid is an organic acid which is weak in nature and Hydrochloric acid is a strong acid.

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