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Which of the following is the strongest base?


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A
ClO
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B
ClO2
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C
ClO3
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D
ClO4

Solution

The correct option is A ClO
Brønsted bases are those that can accept a proton (hydrogen ion).
We know that, stronger the acid weaker is the conjugate base. Now, the order of acidic strength is HClO4>HClO3>HClO2>HClO.
Hence, ClO will be the strongest Brønsted base.

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