The Conjugate Seesaw

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Doris Cho 1D
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Postby Doris Cho 1D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:03 pm

Which is the stronger base, the hypobromite ion, BrO2, or morphine, C17H19O3N? Justify your answer.

what are you supposed to be looking for to determine which is the stronger base?

Suraj Doshi 2G
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Re: 6C.17

Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:53 pm

The hypobromite ion would be stronger as it is the conjugate base of a weak acid thus making it a stronger base than morphine. We know that morphine is a relatively weak base as it contains a nitrogen with a lone pair.

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