We’re being asked to determine the conjugate base of HF.
Recall that the conjugate base of an acid is simply the compound formed when an acid loses a hydronium ion (H+). It's considered as a base because it can gain H+ to reform the acid.
Hydrofluoric acid, HF, is a weak acid that dissociates in water according to the following equation:
HF(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ H3O+(aq) + F−(aq)
What is the conjugate base of HF in this reaction? Choose 1 answer:
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