Problem: Using the data in the table, which of the conjugate acids below is the weakest acid?Base                           Kb ClO-                          3.3x10-7                       CO32-                        1.8x10-4                       HS-                           1.8x10-7NH2CH3                   4.4x10-4 a. ClO- b. CO32-c. HS- d. NH2CH3 

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Recall that strong bases have weak conjugate acid pair.

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Using the data in the table, which of the conjugate acids below is the weakest acid?

Base                           Kb 
ClO                         3.3x10-7                       
CO32-                        1.8x10-4                       
HS-                           1.8x10-7
NH2CH3                   4.4x10-4 

a. ClO

b. CO32-

c. HS- 

d. NH2CH3 


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