Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 16 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases - Study Questions - Page 629a: 2


(a) $N{H_4}^+$: Ammonium (b) $H_2CO_3$: Carbonic acid. (c) $HBr$: Bromidric acid.

Work Step by Step

- To get the conjugate acid, just add a hydrogen to the base's formula and add 1 to the charge: (a) $NH_3 - NH_4 - N{H_4}^+$ (b) $HC{O_3}^- - H_2{CO_3}^- - H_2CO_3$ (c) $Br^- - HBr^- - HBr$ Name: (a) Ammonium is a general name for protonated amine groups, so we use it to describe the $NH_4^+$ cation too. (b) $H_2CO_3$ is formed from the carbonate group, so it is the carbonic acid. (c) $HBr$ is formed from a bromide ion, so it is the bromidric acid.
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