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A '''conjugate base''' is the negatively charged [[ion]] which results from an acid donating a [[proton]] (H<sup>+</sup>). This ion acts as a [[base]], with a strength inverse to the strength of the original acid. An example conjugate base is a [[nitrate]] ion (NO<sub>3</sub><sup>-</sup>), which is formed when [[nitric acid]] (HNO<sub>3</sub>) gives up its proton.
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==See Also==
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*[[Conjugate acid]]
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*[[Acid-base reaction]]
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[[Category:Chemistry]]

Revision as of 22:52, 18 May 2008

A conjugate base is the negatively charged ion which results from an acid donating a proton (H+). This ion acts as a base, with a strength inverse to the strength of the original acid. An example conjugate base is a nitrate ion (NO3-), which is formed when nitric acid (HNO3) gives up its proton.

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