Chemistry Practice Problems Conjugate Acids and Bases Practice Problems Solution: Give the conjugate acid of the following Bronsted-...

Solution: Give the conjugate acid of the following Bronsted-Lowry base: O2-.

Problem

Give the conjugate acid of the following Bronsted-Lowry base: O2-.

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the conjugate acid of O2-.


Recall that the conjugate acid of a base is simply the compound formed when a base gains a proton (H+). It's considered as an acid because it can lose H+ to reform the base.


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