# Question da38a

Jan 3, 2016

The conjugate bases are ${\text{F}}^{-}$ and ${\text{ClO}}^{-}$.

#### Explanation:

According to the Brønsted-Lowry theory, an acid $\text{HA}$ donates a proton to a base $\text{B}$.

Its conjugate base ${\text{A}}^{-}$ is the product remaining after the loss of the proton.

(from study.com)

$\boldsymbol{\text{HF}}$

The equation for $\text{HF}$ reacting with a base $\text{B}$ is

underbrace("HF")_color(red)("acid") + "B" ⇌ underbrace("F"^-)_color(red)("conjugate base") + "BH"^+

The conjugate base is ${\text{F}}^{-}$.

$\boldsymbol{\text{HClO}}$

The equation for $\text{HClO}$ is

underbrace("HClO")_color(red)("acid") + "B" ⇌ underbrace("ClO"^-)_color(red)("conjugate base") + "BH"^+#

The conjugate base is ${\text{ClO}}^{-}$.