# Problem: H2CO3(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ HCO3–(aq) + H3O+(aq) HCO3–(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ CO32–(aq) + H3O+(aq) According to the equations above, what is the conjugate base of HCO 3–?  a) H2CO3(aq) b) H2O(l) c) H3O+(aq) d) CO32–(aq)

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H2CO3(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ HCO3(aq) + H3O+(aq)

HCO3(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ CO32–(aq) + H3O+(aq)

According to the equations above, what is the conjugate base of HCO 3

a) H2CO3(aq)

b) H2O(l)

c) H3O+(aq)

d) CO32–(aq)

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