Consider the Ka values for the following acids:
Formic acid, HCHO2, 1.7 x 10–4Lactic acid, HC3H5O3, 1.3 x 10–4Propionic acid, HC3H5O2, 1.3 x 10–5Benzoic acid, HC7H5O2, 6.3 x 10–5
Which has the strongest conjugate base?
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b. benzoic acid because it has the smallest Ka, hence has the strongest base conjugate
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