Formula for Conjugate Acids & Bases

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Formula for Conjugate Acids & Bases

Postby KMcFarland_2L » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:24 am

For determining the formula of the conjugate acid or base, is the most reliable method to add a H+ for the conjugate acid, and take away a H+ for the conjugate base, and why?

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Re: Formula for Conjugate Acids & Bases

Postby Praneetha Kakarla 3A » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:04 am

Yes, conjugate acid-base pairs always differ by 1 proton. Since a Bronsted base is a proton acceptor, its conjugate acid would have an added H+. Since a Bronsted acid is a proton donor, its conjugate base would have 1 less H+.

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Re: Formula for Conjugate Acids & Bases

Postby OwenSumter_2F » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:35 am

Also make sure you consider charge. If a base is neutral, its conjugate acid will be + charged. If a base is -, its conjugate acid will be neutral, and so on.


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