HClO + H_{2}O ⇌ ClO^{-} + H_{3}O^{+}

$\overline{){{\mathbf{K}}}_{\mathbf{a}\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{\times}}{\mathbf{}}{{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{b}}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}{{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{w}}}}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}{\mathbf{K}}_{\mathbf{b}}\mathbf{}\mathbf{=}\frac{{\mathbf{K}}_{\mathbf{w}}}{{\mathbf{K}}_{\mathbf{a}}}$

Given that Ka for HClO is 4.0 x 10^{-8} at 25 °C, what is the value of Kb for ClO- at 25 °C? Kb =____?

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