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    Conjugate Acids and Bases, Ka and Kb

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    Given the following acids or bases:
    1. H2SO3
    2. HPO4 (-2 charge)

    a. Write the acid reactions for each of the above.
    b. Write the Ka expression for the reactions and look up the Ka for each of the above.
    c. What is the conjugate base of each of the above?
    d. Write the reaction for the conjugate base interacting with water.
    e. Write the Kb expressions for the reaction that involves the conjugate and calculate the actual value.

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    Solution Summary

    The solution explains how to write acid reactions for acids, how to write Ka expressions for these acids, how to identify a conjugate base, how to write the conjugate base reaction with water and how to write Kb expressions for conjugate bases. Please see the attached file.