What are conjugates?

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Kellylin_4D
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What are conjugates?

Postby Kellylin_4D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:48 pm

What are conjugates exactly and how do I identify them? I have never heard of this except when Dr. Lavelle briefly touched on it in class

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: What are conjugates?

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 pm

Conjugate acids/bases are the compounds formed from a reaction involving an acid/base. You identify them by figuring out what compound on the reactant side is an acid/base and then finding the compound that looks like it on the product side. Acids form conjugate bases and bases form conjugate acids.

Abigail Sanders 1E
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Re: What are conjugates?

Postby Abigail Sanders 1E » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:04 pm

conjugates are the molecules formed when the acid/base either donates or accepts a hydrogen ion. For example in the HCL molecule HCL is an acid and the product Cl is the conjugate base. I recommend reading the textbook on this topic as it is very helpful.

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Re: What are conjugates?

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:07 pm

It's also important to note that the stability of the conjugate base is a good indicator of the strength of the acid. Cl-, Br-, I-, for example, are all relatively stable anions, so their conjugate acids (HCl, HBr, HI) are strong.


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