Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Section 16.3 - Definitions of Acids and Bases - Conceptual Connection - Page 729: 16.1


b. $H_2SO_4$ and $H_2SO_3$ is not a conjugate acid-base pair.

Work Step by Step

A conjugate acid-base pair is made of two substances related to each other by the transfer of a proton $(H^+)$. Therefore, the only difference in their molecular formula must be a Hydrogen atom and a charge difference of one.
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