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Conjugate Bases

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:53 pm
by Vikramjeet Gill 1C
Can someone explain what conjugate bases and conjugate acids are?

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm
by Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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.

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:20 pm
by 305127455
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+.

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:36 pm
by mbaker4E
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+.

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 am
by Eunice Lee 1A
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+).

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:45 am
by davidryan3f
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.

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:32 pm
by Angel Chen 2k
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.

Re: Conjugate Bases

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:34 pm
by Nicolle Fernandez 1E
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