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    Hey 😭 Could someone explain to me the diiference between acids/bases and conjugate acids / bases ? Its so confusing to me .
    It would help me so much😝 Thank you
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    (Original post by Sadilla)
    Hey 😭 Could someone explain to me the diiference between acids/bases and conjugate acids / bases ? Its so confusing to me .
    It would help me so much😝 Thank you
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    What i was trying to ask was ,😂😭 sorry i didnt make myself clear . why is it that the conjugate base has lost a proton but acids are said to be proton donors and a conjugate acid has gained a proton when bases grab protons ?
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    (Original post by Sadilla)
    What i was trying to ask was ,😂😭 sorry i didnt make myself clear . why is it that the conjugate base has lost a proton but acids are said to be proton donors and a conjugate acid has gained a proton when bases grab protons ?
    So when an acid loses a proton, it becomes its conjugate base.

    Eg say we have the acid HA, where A is some singly-charged anion. The acid can dissociate as (in equilibrium):

    HA + H2O---> A- + H3O+

    The A- anion is the conjugate base of the acid HA. It can accept a proton to regenerate the acid.

    The converse is true for bases.

    In the example above, water acts as a base by accepting a proton, and thus forms the hydronium cation, H3O+. This is the conjugate acid of water, which can then lose its proton to regenerate the water again.
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    (Original post by K-Man_PhysCheM)
    So when an acid loses a proton, it becomes its conjugate base.

    Eg say we have the acid HA, where A is some singly-charged anion. The acid can dissociate as (in equilibrium):

    HA + H2O---> A- + H3O+

    The A- anion is the conjugate base of the acid HA. It can accept a proton to regenerate the acid.

    The converse is true for bases.

    In the example above, water acts as a base by accepting a proton, and thus forms the hydronium cation, H3O+. This is the conjugate acid of water, which can then lose its proton to regenerate the water again.

    Thank you so much 😝😉u explained it so well
 
 
 
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