Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Questions for Review and Thought - General Questions - Page 652e: 93d


$CH_3COO^-$ is a weak base.

Work Step by Step

Compounds with the $-COO^-$ group are, most of the time, weak bases. You can also analyze table $14.2$ (Page 624), and see that, $CH_3COO^-$ has $K_b = 5.6 \times 10^{-10}.$ Compounds with $K_b < 1$, are considered weak bases.
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