Acceptor and Donor?

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ChelseaMae3D
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Acceptor and Donor?

Postby ChelseaMae3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Just to be clear, Conjugate acids are proton acceptors and conjugate bases are proton donors?

mcredi
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Re: Acceptor and Donor?

Postby mcredi » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:05 pm

A conjugate acid, within the Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory, is a species formed by the reception of a proton (H+) by a base—in other words, it is a base with a hydrogen ion added to it. On the other hand, a conjugate base is what is left over after an acid has donated a proton during a chemical reaction.

davidryan3f
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Re: Acceptor and Donor?

Postby davidryan3f » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:15 pm

yes, the acid donates the proton and its conjugate receives the proton. the same goes for bases.

405098546
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Re: Acceptor and Donor?

Postby 405098546 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:21 pm

Conjugate acids and bases should be seen as what is left over after an acid and base reaction, not what that they donate or receive protons.


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