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Identify the conjugate acid-base pairs in the following equations

Submitted by ko_together11 on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 13:38

Identify the conjugate acid-base pairs in the following equations:
a) HC2H3O2 + H2SO4  [/sub] H2C2H3O2 + HSO[sup]-4
b)The two-step ionization of sulfuric acid,
H2SO4 + H2O --> H3O+ +HSO-4 ,
HSO-4 + H2O [/sub] H3O + +SO[sup]2-4
c) HClO4 + H2O --> H3O + ClO-4
d) CH3O- + H3O+ --> CH3OH + H2O


a) HC2H3O2 + H2SO4   H2C2H3O2+  + HSO4-
      base         acid              conjug. acid    conj. base
b) H2SO4 +   H2O -->      H3O+     +   HSO4-
    acid          base        conj. acid      conj. base

 HSO4-     +     H2O     H3O+     +     SO42-
acid                 base            conj. acid         conj.base

c) HClO4      +      H2O      -->     H3O+   +      ClO4-
  acid                  base             conf.acid        conj. base

d) CH3O- +     H3O+ -->     CH3OH    +     H2O
   base           acid             conj. acid      conj. base  (I think)