Problem: (a) What is the pKb of ClO2−?

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     HClO2       +      H2O                 ClO2-            +         H3O+
 (weak acid)         (base)         (conjugate base)     (conjugate acid) 

  • Kb of ClO2- can be calculated from the Ka of HClO2


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(a) What is the pKb of ClO2?

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