Ethyl alcohol reacts at a faster rate with HI than with HCl in forming the corresponding ethyl halides under identical conditions mainly because -

 

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HI, being a stronger acid, protonates ethyl alcohol at oxygen much better and helps substitution

the bond length in HI is much shorter than that in HCI

I- is a much better leaving group

I- is a much better nuclephile than CI−

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