Problem: Based on the table below, mixing acetic acid (CH3CO2H) with which of the following bases will lead to an equilibrium that lies mainly on the product side (CH3CO2- and protonated base)?A. Cl-B. SO42-C. F-D. CO32-E. none of the above

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For this problem, we have to determine which among the bases will push the equilibrium to the formation of acetate (CH3COO-)

  • In this case, recall that in an acid-base equilibrium, the shift favors the formation of the weaker acid.
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Based on the table below, mixing acetic acid (CH3CO2H) with which of the following bases will lead to an equilibrium that lies mainly on the product side (CH3CO2- and protonated base)?

A. Cl-

B. SO42-

C. F-

D. CO32-

E. none of the above


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