Question 18 of 132

When ethyl acetate was hydrolysed in pressure of 0.1 N HCl, the rate constant was found to be 5.40 x 10-5 sec-1 . But when 0.1 N H2SO4 was used for hydrolysis, the rate constant was found to be 6.25 X10-5sec-1. Thus, it may be concluded that:

(a) H2SO4 is stronger than HCI

(b) H2SO4 is weaker than HCl

(c) H2SO4 and HCl both have the same strength

(d) the data are not sufficient to compare the strength of H2SO4 and HCI