Problem: Which of the following is the strongest base?a. HOMgBrb. H2Oc. CH4d. CH3OHe. CH3MgBr

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a. HOMgBr

• HOMgBr → breaks up in the solution 

• HOMgBr → HO- + Mg2+ + Br-

HO- → negative charge in HO- is stabilized by the electronegative O

b. H2O

• water is a neutral compound

c. CH4

• CH4 is a hydrocarbon and does not normally participate in acid/base reaction

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Which of the following is the strongest base?

a. HOMgBr
b. H2O
c. CH4
d. CH3OH
e. CH3MgBr

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