Rank the following bases in order of relative strength, from weakest to strongest: formate ion, cyanide ion,

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Rank the following bases in order of relative strength, from weakest to strongest: formate ion, cyanide ion, and acetate ion.
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This problem can be solved without calculations, because Table 15.6 lists values of Ka for each acid. The acids can be ranked in order of Ka, and the conjugate bases will be in the opposite order, because the stronger an acid, the weaker its conjugate base.

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Chemistry Principles And Practice

ISBN: 9780534420123

3rd Edition

Authors: Daniel L. Reger, Scott R. Goode, David W. Ball

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