Chemistry Practice Problems Conjugate Acids and Bases Practice Problems Solution: Write the formula for the conjugate base of each o...

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Solution: Write the formula for the conjugate base of each of the following acids.HCHO2

Problem

Write the formula for the conjugate base of each of the following acids.

HCHO2

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the conjugate base of HCHO2.


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.

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