Problem: Acetic acid, HC2H3O2, is a weak acid that is in equilibrium in the following given reaction: HC2H3O2(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ H3O+(aq) + CH3CO2-(aq) a. Identify the acid and its conjugate base in the reaction above b. Identify the base and its conjugate acid in the reaction above c. Which way will the equilibrium shift if a strong acid is added to the system? d. If a strong base is added to the solution, which way will the equilibrium shift?

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Acetic acid, HC2H3O2, is a weak acid that is in equilibrium in the following given reaction:

HC2H3O2(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ H3O+(aq) + CH3CO2-(aq)

a. Identify the acid and its conjugate base in the reaction above

b. Identify the base and its conjugate acid in the reaction above

c. Which way will the equilibrium shift if a strong acid is added to the system?

d. If a strong base is added to the solution, which way will the equilibrium shift?