Conjugate base

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Consider the pair of molecules HX and X. X can react to form HX, and vice versa, through an acid-base reaction. Thus, X is the conjugate base of HX (and HX is the conjugate acid of X.)

X acts as a base, with a strength inversely proportional to the strength of its conjugate acid.

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