The best way to figure out what's an acid or a base is to simply track the movement of your
- The species that donates an
#H^+#ion is an #color(red)("acid")#.
- The species that recieves an
#H^+#ion is a #color(blue)("base")#.
Notice that the
So, you can say that
Conjugates are basically the "other" term. For every acid, you have a conjugate base (that no longer has that extra
As mentioned above,
Hope that helped :)