conjugate acid-base pair


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con·ju·gate ac·id-·base pair

in prototonic solvents (for example, H2O, NH3, acetic acid), two molecular species differing only in the presence or absence of a hydrogen ion (for example, carbonic acid/bicarbonate ion or ammonium ion/ammonia); the basis of buffer action.

con·ju·gate ac·id-base pair

(kon'jŭ-găt as'id-bās pār)
In prototonic solvents (e.g., H2O, NH3, acetic acid), two molecular species differing only in the presence or absence of a hydrogen ion (e.g., carbonic acid/bicarbonate ion or ammonium ion/ammonia); the basis of buffer action.
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