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Which is the strongest base?

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Which of the following species is the strongest base?
    A. NH2-
    B. OH-
    C. Cl-
    D. NH3
    E. I-

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    Ok I know that Cl- is a very weak base so I know it is not that one for sure. I want to say that the answer is NH2- because it is the most likely to receive a proton as compared to the others but can someone please let me know if my thought process is right here?
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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #2


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    Looks OK.

  4. Sep 3, 2009 #3


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    How did you determine that NH2- was more likely to receive a proton than OH-?

    I assume that NH2- is actually NH2- ?
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