## Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 717: 16.23b

#### Answer

$F^-$ is the stronger base.

#### Work Step by Step

$Cl^-$ and $F^-$ are conjugate bases of, respectively, $HCl$ and $HF$. Since, $HCl$ is stronger than $HF$, and the stronger the acid, the weaker its conjugate base, $F^-$ is the stronger base.

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