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

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May 9, 2018



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_2SO_4(aq)+H_2O(l) -> H_3O^+=HSO_4^(-) (aq)#

#H_2SO_4# donates a proton, making it an acid
#H_2O# accepts the proton making it a base

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