Bronsted Acids and Bases vs Conjugate acids and bases

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Bronsted Acids and Bases vs Conjugate acids and bases

Postby KarlaArevalo2F » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:08 pm

Is there a difference between the Brønsted and conjugated acids and bases? How do you tell them apart?

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Re: Bronsted Acids and Bases vs Conjugate acids and bases

Postby Atul Saha 3D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:04 pm

Conjugate Acids and bases describe the relationships between bronsted acids and bases. Bronsted acids donate protons and Bronsted bases act as proton acceptors. Protons are equivalent to H+, so think of the conjugate base to every bronsted acid as the molecule minus one H+ ion. HCl is an acid and Cl- is the conjugate base when HCl(aq) dissociates in water, it forms Cl- as well as H3O+ . Cl- can act as a proton acceptor (Bronsted base) This reaction in fact involves two conjugate pairs. HCl with Cl- as the conjugate base and H2O with the conjugate acid H3O+ (which can donate a proton).

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