conjugate acid

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conjugate acid (plural conjugate acids)

  1. (chemistry) Any compound, of general formula HXn+, which can be transformed into a conjugate base X(n-1)+ by the loss of a proton.
    • HCl => Cl-
    • H2SO4 => HSO4-
    • NH4+ => NH3