H-F in conjugate bases

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Katie Bart 1I
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H-F in conjugate bases

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 am

Why is H-F the only anion in the halogen species that makes the conjugate base of a weak acid alkaline?

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: H-F in conjugate bases

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm

Since the other halogen based acids are much stronger than HF (due to weaker bonds between hydrogen and the halogen), they would not be strong conjugate bases. HF would be the only halogen based acid that is a strong conjugate base for a weaker acid.

Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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Re: H-F in conjugate bases

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:48 am

The other conjugate bases are not as strong, meaning they can not produce the same outcome as H-F can.

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Re: H-F in conjugate bases

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:20 am

H-F is a very weak acid, which means its conjugate base is strong.

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