Problem: What is the conjugate base of sulfuric acid, H2SO4?A. SO42– B. H2O C. OH– D. HSO4– E. HSO42–

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We’re being asked to determine the conjugate base of H2SO4.


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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What is the conjugate base of sulfuric acid, H2SO4?

A. SO42– 

B. H2

C. OH– 

D. HSO4 

E. HSO42–


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