Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Conceptual Exercise 14.5 - Conjugate Acid-Base Strength - Page 613: a


The reverse reaction is favored for the equilibrium.

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the acids and bases: $Acids : CH_3COOH$ and $HS{O_4}^-$ $Bases: S{O_4}^{2-}$ and $CH_3COO^-$ 2. Using the Figure 14.2 (Page 612), determine which acid and which base is stronger: $Acid: HS{O_4}^-$ $Base: CH_3COO^-$ - Therefore, the strong electrolytes are on the right side of the reaction. And since the reaction favor going from the stronger side to the weaker, it will go from the right to the left, which is represented by "reverse" reaction.
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