Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 717: 16.22c


$CH_4$ has a negligible acidity: Conjugate base: ${CH_3}^-$, which is a strong base.

Work Step by Step

$CH_4(aq) + H_2O(l) --> C{H_3}^-(aq) + H_3O^+(aq)$ As we can see in this reaction, $C{H_3}^-$ is the conjugate base of $CH_4$. Since $CH_4$ is a very weak acid, $C{H_3}^{-}$ will be a strong base.
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