Is the initial amount of conjugate acid/base the same as its corresponding acid/base?

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Is the initial amount of conjugate acid/base the same as its corresponding acid/base?

Postby Protonated-Pam1D » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:56 pm

In toolbox 13.2 when we are first analyzing the steps to creating a buffer it states that the initial amount of CH3COOH is .040 and when referring to the amount of its conjugate base CH3CO2 it states that it is .040.

**EDIT: I read that incorrectly. The problem states that the intial amount of CH3COOH is .080, so why is the initial amount of its conjugate base .040?

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Re: Is the initial amount of conjugate acid/base the same as its corresponding acid/base?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:23 am

Hard to follow or answer this question as toolbox 13.2 covers a titration (not making a buffer).


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