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Carolina Lechuga
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Conjugate

Postby Carolina Lechuga » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:48 pm

Can someone explain to me further what the conjugate seesaw is ??

Grace Kim 1J
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Re: Conjugate

Postby Grace Kim 1J » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:14 pm

The conjugate seesaw describes the relative strength of an acid or base to its conjugate base or acid.

Here are points to remember...
stronger acid = conjugate base will be weaker
stronger base= conjugate acid will be weaker
weaker acid= conjugate base will be stronger
weaker base= conjugate acid will be stronger

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Conjugate

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm

The conjugate seesaw explains the strength of acids and bases in relation to its conjugate acids or bases.

A strong acid will translate to a weaker conjugate base.
A weak acid will translate to a stronger conjugate base.
A strong base will translate to a weaker conjugate acid.
A weak base will translate to a stronger conjugate acid.


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