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I am a bit confused about writing the formulas of conjugate bases, in terms of what happens to hydrogen. In part d) we are given HCO3-, but then when we write the conjugate the hydrogen disappears. Is it because it is being added to the other side, causing the charge to change to 2-?
Liam Maxwell 3F wrote:I am confused about part b. It is asking for the conjugate acid of NH2NH2. Both nitrogens have a lone pair, so could the hydrogen from H2O attach to either one?
Yes, you're right. The hydrogen could form on either nitrogen. NH2NH2 will only accept one hydrogen to create a conjugate acid and I'm not sure if it matters which nitrogen it attaches to.
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