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conjugate acid-base pair

 

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

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