Based solely on the pka values what is the reaction of HCN+HF?
- FernLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
The smaller the pKa value, the stronger is the acid.
The Ka of HF is 10^-3.46 while the Ka of HCN is 10^-9.31.
HF will react with the conjugate base of HCN.
The two acids do not react with each other.
I believe the reaction requested is:
HF + CN- <===> HCN + F-