What is a conjugate base and a conjugate acid?
It's just a relationship between a base and whatever happens to it if you add a proton, or an acid and whatever happens to it if you remove a proton.
Generically, it can written as:
#stackrel("acid")(overbrace("HA")) rightleftharpoons "H"^(+) + stackrel("conjugate base")(overbrace("A"^(-)))#
#stackrel("base")(overbrace("B")) + "H"^(+) rightleftharpoons stackrel("conjugate acid")(overbrace("BH"^(+)))#
So, what do you think? Is
Can water be both? i.e. Is water amphoteric? Why or why not?
The conjugate base is the initial acid LESS a proton (
The conjugate base of water,
Likewise the conjugate acid of
In each case, I have simply removed OR added a proton (
What are the conjugate bases of ammonia,