We are being asked to rank the ions in order of increasing basicity. Since the given ions are the conjugate base of weak acids, we can compare the acid strength of their weak acids
Recall that the stronger the weak acid the weaker the conjugate base
Rank the following ions in order of increasing basicity
CH3COO-, CH3CH2O-, ClCH2COO-
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