posted by Taasha on .
How can I tell a conjugate base from a regular base and a conjugate acid from a regular acid? For example, in:
H2O + HONH3 (reversible arrows) HONH2 + H3O+
What is the acid, base, conjugate base, conjugate acid? Is there no base and conjugate base since HONH3 is an acid?
The H2O accepted a proton to become H3O^+; therefore, H2O must be a base and the H3O^+ is the conjugate acid.
HONH3 donated a proton so HONH3 must be the acid and HONH2 is the conjugate base. Check my thinking.