# What is an example of a Bronsted-Lowry conjugate acid-base pair?

May 9, 2018

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#### Explanation:

So first of all, what is Bronsted-Lowry theory of acids and bases?
Well in 1923, two people with their last names Bronsted and Lowry defined acid as a substance which can donate a proton to form its conjugate base. Likewise, a base is a substance which can accept a proton to form its conjugate acid

${H}_{2} S {O}_{4} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \to {H}_{3} {O}^{+} = H S {O}_{4}^{-} \left(a q\right)$

${H}_{2} S {O}_{4}$ donates a proton, making it an acid
${H}_{2} O$ accepts the proton making it a base

Therefore, the transfer of protons shows that it is an acid base reaction