Salts containing conjugate acids/bases

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Daniel Yu 1E
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Salts containing conjugate acids/bases

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:13 pm

If a salt contains a conjugate acid, how will it react in water? Will it raise the pH and make the solution more basic because the acid takes a hydrogen ion?

Amy Pham 1D
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Re: Salts containing conjugate acids/bases

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:10 pm

A salt containing an acid will lower the solution pH because they will give off H+ in water and increase the concentration of H_3 O+, thus lowering the overall solution pH.

Ruby Tang 2J
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Re: Salts containing conjugate acids/bases

Postby Ruby Tang 2J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:23 pm

Additionally, if the conjugate acid is the conjugate acid of a strong base, then it will have no effect on pH. The same is true for the conjugate base of a strong acid.


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