Conjugate acids and bases

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AlyssaYeh_1B
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Conjugate acids and bases

Postby AlyssaYeh_1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:07 pm

How do we write the formulas of conjugate acids and bases?

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:19 pm

Conjugate acids are bronsted bases with an H+
Conjugate vases are bronsted acids without an H+

kevinolvera1j
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Postby kevinolvera1j » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Sidenote: conjugate acids/bases will generally be weaker than their original, strong corresponding acids/bases

sbottomley3a
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Postby sbottomley3a » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:43 pm

For a conjugate acid, write the formula for the base but add a proton with an H+, and for the conjugate base of an acid, take away an H+.
Example: HCO3– ion.
Conjugate acid: H2CO3,
Conjugate base: CO32–

Kennedi2J
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:16 pm

There's also a chart for this online if you look it up. There a list of the strong acids and strong bases that conjugate bases/acids come from.

Eva Zhao 4I
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Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Postby Eva Zhao 4I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:32 pm

Hopefully, this will help you visualize the acid-base pairings in a reaction (if you're a visual learner like me):

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