formulas for conjugate bases

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Dahriel Aron 3A
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formulas for conjugate bases

Postby Dahriel Aron 3A » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:46 am

How do you write the formula for a conjugate base? For example, CH3COOH?

Mallika Varkhedi 2E
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Re: formulas for conjugate bases

Postby Mallika Varkhedi 2E » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:26 am

For CH3COOH, the conjugate base would be CH3COO-. To get the formula for the conjugate base, you would take away a hydrogen from the formula of the acid, because a base accepts protons and having a negative charge will allow it to do this.


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