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Formulas for conjugate bases

  1. May 1, 2005 #1
    Whats the formula for this conjugate bases? how do I get them?

    a) HSO3tothe(-)
    b) NH3
    c) HCL

    and how is the lewis acid and lewis base identified?

    thanks
     
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  3. May 2, 2005 #2
  4. May 2, 2005 #3
    Lewis ACID: Any compound in need of electrons.
    Lewis BASE: Any compound that can donate electrons.

    Conjugate Concept:
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    Suppose you need the conjugate acid of NH3 (Ammonia) which is a base, NH4+ , by gain of electron.

    Also A STRONG ACID HAS A WEAK CONJUGATE BASE AND A STRONG BASE HAS A WEAK CONJUGATE ACID.
     
  5. May 2, 2005 #4

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    lewis acid/bases interact through dative bonding (the lewis base donates both of the electrons thus it will be the one with the lone pair).
     
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