Conjugate Bases

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Vikramjeet Gill 1C
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Conjugate Bases

Postby Vikramjeet Gill 1C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:53 pm

Can someone explain what conjugate bases and conjugate acids are?

Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm

Conjugate bases and acids are pretty much the products which a reactant becomes after going through a reaction. If a substance is an acid as a reactant and accepts an electron pair in a reaction, it becomes a base on the product side of a chemical equation, making it a conjugate base. Generally the difference between the two is whether they have an H+ or not and you can differentiate the two accordingly.

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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby 305127455 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:20 pm

Conjugate acids and bases exist in pairs, typically one on the left of the equation, and the other on the right of the equation. For example, in the equation H2SO4 + H2O → HSO4- + H3O+, H2SO4 donates an H+ and becomes HSO4-. In this case, We say H2SO4, relative to HSO4-, is conjugate acid since it donates an H+, and HSO4- is a conjugate base relative to H2SO4 since it accepts H+.

mbaker4E
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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby mbaker4E » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:36 pm

If you have an acid, its conjugate base would be the result of losing a H+, and if you have a base, its conjugate acid would be the result of gaining an H+.

Eunice Lee 1A
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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 am

The conjugate base of an acid would be the product of that acid losing a proton (H+). The conjugate acid of a base would be the product of that base gaining a proton (H+).

davidryan3f
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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby davidryan3f » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:45 am

Conjugate bases are the result of the acid after it donates its proton. Comjugate acids are the result of the base after it accepts its proton.

Angel Chen 2k
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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby Angel Chen 2k » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:32 pm

To add on, Conjugate acid/base pair are compounds that differ by one H+. After a reaction, all acid/base would have a conjugate base/acid.

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Re: Conjugate Bases

Postby Nicolle Fernandez 1E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:34 pm

A conjugate base of an acid would be the acid minus one hydrogen, and a conjugate acid of a base is if you add a hydrogen


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