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Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 pm

Whats the difference between a conjugate acid and base?

Lauren Stack 1C
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Re: Difference

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm

A conjugate acid is what the parent base “turns into.” Consequently the conjugate base is what the parent acid “turns into.” If you think about it, whatever contains a hydrogen is marked as an acid, as demonstrated in the basic formula given to us in lecture.
HA (parent acid) + B (parent base) -> A- (conjugate base) + BH (conjugate acid)
Here you can see and track where the hydrogen transfer is, and see the difference between the conjugate acid/base based on the bonds they have formed or lost.

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Re: Difference

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:34 pm

A conjugate acid is when a base takes a H+ ion and a conjugate base forms when an acid loses its H+ ion

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