Chemistry Practice Problems Conjugate Acids and Bases Practice Problems Solution: What is the conjugate acid of HCO 3-?A) H3O+B) H2O...

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Solution: What is the conjugate acid of HCO 3-?A) H3O+B) H2OC) CO32-D) OH-E) H2CO3

Problem

What is the conjugate acid of HCO 3-?

A) H3O+

B) H2O

C) CO32-

D) OH-

E) H2CO3

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the conjugate acid of HCO3.


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


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