Conjugate seesaw

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Naana Boateng 1I
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Conjugate seesaw

Postby Naana Boateng 1I » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:38 pm

What exactly is the conjugate seesaw again?

ConnorThomas2E
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Re: Conjugate seesaw

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:42 pm

The conjugate seesaw is where if you have a strong base, its conjugate will be a weak acid or if you have a strong acid, its conjugate base will be a weak base. It works the opposite way too, where weak acids will have stronger conjugate bases and weak bases will have stronger conjugate acids.

Gianna Apoderado 1B
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Re: Conjugate seesaw

Postby Gianna Apoderado 1B » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:43 pm

The conjugate seesaw is a term describing the relative strength of an acid/base to its conjugate base/acid. The stronger the acid, the weaker its conjugate base. The stronger the base, the weaker its conjugate base.

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Re: Conjugate seesaw

Postby Maya Krishnan 3E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:44 pm

The conjugate seesaw is…

(1) when there is a stronger acid, the conjugate base will be weaker.
(2) when there is a stronger base, the conjugate acid will be weaker.


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