Problem: What is the acid formed from the phosphate ion?

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We’re being asked to determine the conjugate acid of phosphate ion.


Recall that the conjugate acid of a base is simply the compound formed when a base gains a hydronium ion (H+). It's considered as an acid because it can lose H+ to reform the base.


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What is the acid formed from the phosphate ion?

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