Conjugate acid base example from class

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Riya Shah 4H
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Conjugate acid base example from class

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:30 pm

CH3CO2^- + H2O ---> OH^- + CH3CO2H

Which one is the conjugate acid-base pair?

Ashley Zhu 1A
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Re: Conjugate acid base example from class

Postby Ashley Zhu 1A » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm

CH3CHO2- is the base and CH3CO2H is its conjugate acid (first pair). H2O is the acid and OH- is its conjugate base (second pair).

Venya Vaddi 1L
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Re: Conjugate acid base example from class

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:45 pm

The base is the compound that can accept a proton, so its conjugate acid is the compound that is formed after accepting that proton. It is a conjugate acid because if it is put in water it will act as an acid and donate the proton.


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