Problem: Rank the conjugate bases of the following weak acids from strongest to weakest.Acid                                    K    abutyric acid                       1.51 x 10   -5hydrofluoric acid               6.76 x 10  -4phenol                               1.02 x 10   -10A. hydrofluoric acid, butyric acid, phenolB. butyric acid, hydrofluoric acid, phenolC. phenol, butyric acid, hydrofluoric acidD. hydrofluoric acid, phenol, butyric acid

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Rank the conjugate bases of the following weak acids from strongest to weakest.

Acid                                    K    a

butyric acid                       1.51 x 10   -5

hydrofluoric acid               6.76 x 10  -4

phenol                               1.02 x 10   -10

A. hydrofluoric acid, butyric acid, phenol

B. butyric acid, hydrofluoric acid, phenol

C. phenol, butyric acid, hydrofluoric acid

D. hydrofluoric acid, phenol, butyric acid