Problem: Given that the Ka for acetic acid is 1.8x10-5 and the Ka for hypochlorous acid is 3.0x10-8, which is the stronger base, the acetate ion or the hypochlorite ion?

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 Ka strength acid


 strength acid =  conjugate base


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Given that the Ka for acetic acid is 1.8x10-5 and the Ka for hypochlorous acid is 3.0x10-8, which is the stronger base, the acetate ion or the hypochlorite ion?

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