Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 15 - Sections 15.1-15.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 45a


$F^-$ is the stronger base.

Work Step by Step

$F^-$ is the stronger base because it readily accepts the $H^+$ ion to form $HF $, which is a weak acid and does not easily ionize back to $H^+$ and $F^-$. Whereas, $Cl^-$ is a weaker base because after accepting a $H^+$ ion it readily ionizes into $H^+$ and $Cl^-$ .
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