Acid/Base Interaction

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Angelica Mercado 1A
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Acid/Base Interaction

Postby Angelica Mercado 1A » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 pm

If there's no conjugate base/acids on the products side of a reaction does that indicate that this reaction was not an acid/base interaction?

Mike Vinci 2B
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Re: Acid/Base Interaction

Postby Mike Vinci 2B » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:05 am

I would say that if no conjugate acid or bases exist, then this was not the dissociation of some acid or base on the reactants side. Given that a conjugate acid or base does exist on the product side, then they must have disassociated from some original acid or base in water where the acid or base either donated a proton or accepted a proton. For example, H2S04 +H20---> H30+ and HSO4-. As we see with H30+ and HSO4-, they dissociated from H2SO4 making HSO4- the conjugate base. If you didn't have this conjugate base, then you like didn't have an acid on there reactants side that donated the proton to HSO4-.

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