Problem: Between these two compounds, NH2- or CH3COO-, draw the Lewis structure of the stronger baseExplicitly draw all H. Include all valence lone pairs in your answer.

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We're being asked to identify the stronger base and draw its Lewis structure.


Ka represents the acid dissociation constant and it measures the strength of weak acids. In general:

• The higher the Ka the stronger the acid and the greater the concentration of H+

pKa is the negative base-10 logarithm of the base dissociation constant (Ka) of a solution.

• The lower the pKa, the stronger the acid

Kb represents the base dissociation constant and it measures the strength of weak bases. In general:

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Between these two compounds, NH2- or CH3COO-, draw the Lewis structure of the stronger base

Explicitly draw all H. Include all valence lone pairs in your answer.

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