Problem: Which is a stronger base, PO4 3 -  or AsO43-?

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We are asked which of the given anions is the stronger base.


Bronsted & Lowry defined an acid as any species that donates an H+ ion, a proton donor, and a base as any species that accepts an H+ ion, a proton acceptor

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Which is a stronger base, PO4 3 -  or AsO43-?

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