# Why do Hydrogen Halides(with the exception of HF) form mostly strong acids? [duplicate]

Why do Hydrogen Halides(with the exception of HF) form mostly strong acids? My guess is that the negatively charged Halide part of the molecule is attracted by the partially positive part of the water molecule. Thus it is separated more easily. Although because it has one more electron it is more stable once it has dissociated

• Agree mostly but why "the halide part is not negatively charged"? What about $F^-$, $Cl^-$, $Br^-$ ,$I^-$ ...? – Buck Thorn May 3 at 14:59