What is a conjugate acid and base pair?
Here's are two examples of conjugate acid-base pair.
The concept of conjugate acid-base pair is related to Bronsted-Lowry acid-base theory and according to this theory, acid is a proton
Let's focus on the first example,
The product that is formed (
- conjugate base: (
You might be wondering, why is
For the second example,
In this case,
- conjugate acid:
- conjugate base is formed when an acid donates a proton.
- conjugate acid is formed when a base accepts a proton.