Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 16 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases - Study Questions - Page 629b: 17


(c) $HClO$ has the strongest conjugate base, because it is the weakest acid on the list.

Work Step by Step

- The weaker the acid, the stronger is the conjugate base. - And since $HClO$ has the lowest $K_a$*, it is the weaker acid; therefore, it has the strongest conjugate base. * Check appendix "H".
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