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The difference in electronegativity of Cl^- ion and H^+ ion is more than the differnce in electronegativity of I^- ion and H^+ ion. More the electronegativity differnce, more will be the ionic character and less will be the covalent character.
So HI is more covalent than HCl.
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HI has more covalent character than HCl.This is because Iodine is less electronegative as compared to Chlorine which leads to the difference of the electronegativity of H+ and l- to be less than the difference of the electronegativity of H+ and Cl- . Since, higher the difference between electronegativity of the compound composing atoms , lower is the covalent character and vice versa.

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