Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 16 - Questions and Problems - Page 770: 16.4


(a) - $CH_3COO^-$ : Base, $CH_3COOH$ : Acid - $HCN$: Acid, $CN^-$ : Base (b) - $HC{O_3}^-$ : Base, $H_2CO_3$ : Acid - $HC{O_3}^-$ : Acid, $C{O_3}^{2-}$ : Base (c) - $H_2P{O_4}^-$ : Acid, $HP{O_4}^{2-}$: Base - $NH_3$: Base, $N{H_4}^+$: Acid (d) - $HClO$: Acid, $ClO^-$: Base - $CH_3NH_2$: Base, $CH_3N{H_3}^+$: Acid (e) - $C{O_3}^{2-}$: Base, $HC{O_3}^-$: Acid - $H_2O$: Acid, $OH^-$: Base

Work Step by Step

To identify a conjugate acid-base pair: 1. Identify the acid on the right. 2. The conjugate base of this acid will be this acids without a 4 $H^+$, so search it on the other side of the reaction. 3. Do 1 and 2 for the base on the right, but looking for the base with a $H^+$ in it, you will find its conjugate acid.
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