Conjugate base

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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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