We’re being asked to identify which is the acid and base for the given reaction.
HF + H2O → F- + H3O+
Let’s first define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base.
Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor
Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor
In the reaction HF + H2O → F- + H3O+ which is the acid and which is the base?
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