1. Circle which of the following you would predict to be the strongest acid? Using our understanding from chapter 7, explain your reasoning.
a) H2O b) NH3 c) CH4
3. Now use the following pKa to verify your answer in question 1. Did you get the answer correct? Explain why or why not. What does the value of the pKa mean in terms of acid strength?
H2O, pKa 15.7
NH3, pKa 33
CH4, pKa > 55