Problem: Given the following acids and Ka values:  What is the order of increasing base strength?a. CN-, ClO4-, F-, OAC-b. ClO4-, OAC, CN-, F-c. CN-, F-, OAC-, ClO4-d. ClO4-, F-, OAC-, CN-e. CN-, OAC-, F-, ClO4

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Given the following acids and Ka values:  What is the order of increasing base strength?

a. CN-, ClO4-, F-, OAC-

b. ClO4-, OAC, CN-, F-

c. CN-, F-, OAC-, ClO4-

d. ClO4-, F-, OAC-, CN-

e. CN-, OAC-, F-, ClO4

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