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Conjugate acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:08 pm
by nshahwan 1L
Could anyone explain conjugate acids and bases in words? I understand how to identify them in an equation, but is there any way to describe them in words?

Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:05 pm
by John Liang 2I
Natalia Shahwan 4H wrote:Could anyone explain conjugate acids and bases in words? I understand how to identify them in an equation, but is there any way to describe them in words?


the conjugate base to an acid is the same compound except it now has lost its H+. For example, HCl is an acid. When HCl donates a proton, Cl- is left and Cl- is the conjugate base of HCl. hope this helps!

Re: Conjugate acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:23 pm
by Matthew ILG 1L
In addition to this, a weak acid leads to a strong conjugate base. And vise versa, a strong acid leads to a weak conjugate base.