Problem: Give the conjugate base for each of the following acids: HCN, NH4+, HNO2, HFA. H2CN+, NH3-, H2NO2+, H2F-+B. CN+, NH3+, NO2+, F+C. HCN-, NH3-, NO2-, F-D. CN, NH3, NO2, FE. CN-, NH3, NO2-, F-

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

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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Give the conjugate base for each of the following acids: 


A. H2CN+, NH3-, H2NO2+, H2F-+

B. CN+, NH3+, NO2+, F+

C. HCN-, NH3-, NO2-, F-

D. CN, NH3, NO2, F

E. CN-, NH3, NO2-, F-

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