Bronsted Base question

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curry 1E
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Bronsted Base question

Postby curry 1E » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:02 pm

What would be the bronsted base in homework question 6A.5? Would it be HPO42-?

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Re: Bronsted Base question

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:26 pm

Bronsted acids and bases are defined by their ability to donate/receive protons, respectively. So in this question, the base is HPO42- and its conjugate acid is H2PO4-

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Re: Bronsted Base question

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:16 am

Yes, because Bronsted bases are proton acceptors and HPO42- accepts a proton to become H2PO4-.

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