Problem: Pick the stronger base from each of the following pairs. a. ClO− or ClO4−b.Cl− or H2Oc. NO2− or ClO−

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given pairs of conjugate base is stronger.


This is because the conjugate base of a strong acid does not react with water to reform the acid, making it a negligible conjugate base. On the other hand, the conjugate base of a weak acid reacts with water to reform the acid, making it a significant conjugate base.


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Pick the stronger base from each of the following pairs.

a. ClO or ClO4
b.Cl or H2O
c. NO2− or ClO

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