We are being asked to identify each species in the reaction as either a Bronsted-Lowry acid, Bronsted-Lowry base, conjugate acid, or conjugate base.
Let’s define each term first.
Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor
Conjugate base → one less hydrogen form of the Bronsted-Lowry acid
Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor
Conjugate acid → one hydrogen greater than Bronsted-Lowry base
Reaction given: HI(aq) + H2O(l) ⇌ H3O+(aq) + I-(aq)
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