conjugate acid

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con·ju·gate acid

 (kŏn′jə-gĭt, -gāt′)
An acid having one more transferable proton than a specific base.
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The subject invention more specifically reveals an emulsion polymerization process that comprises: (1) preparing a monomer solution which is comprised of (a) at least one monomer, (b) a conjugate acid of a surfactant with a [pK.
1, for its conjugate acid in aqueous solution, 1,8-bis(dimethylamino) naphthalene is one of the strongest amine bases known, although it only absorbs protons slowly-hence the trade name.
Common buffers are mixtures of a conjugate acid and base (C[H.