Chemical Equations

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Sana_Mian_3G
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Chemical Equations

Postby Sana_Mian_3G » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 am

Is there a way to identify the conjugate acid or base in a chemical equation? Could someone explain it with an example.

ElliotPourdavoud 1A
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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby ElliotPourdavoud 1A » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:18 pm

The acid is the one that picks up the Hydrogen proton, while the base is the one that loses the hydrogen proton.

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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby hanna_maillard3B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:59 pm

To identify the conjugate base, you remove an H+ from the acid. To find the conjugate acid, you add an H+ to the base.

Hannah Yates 1K
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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby Hannah Yates 1K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:18 pm

In the reactions HCL + H20 -> Cl- + H30+
HCl- is the acid with the conjugate base of Cl-
H20 is the base with the conjugate acid of H3O+

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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby 005199750 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:40 pm

Picture having a simple reaction with two reactants and two products. One of the reactants is an acid, and the other reactant is a base. The reactant donates a proton in this reaction. The base accepts a proton in this reaction. The conjugate bases and acids are the two products. The conjugate base, for example, is what the acid becomes on the product side of a reaction. It is called a conjugate babble because it has the potential to get its proton back, thereby acting as a base.

Dong Hyun Lee 4E
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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby Dong Hyun Lee 4E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:15 am

The acid would lose the proton (H+) and create a conjugate base. while the base would gain the proton and become the conjugate acid.

Alana Sur 3B
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Re: Chemical Equations

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:45 am

an acid donates a proton to give a conjugate base. Similarly, a base accepts a proton to give its conjugate acid


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