Sodium acetate (CH3COO-Na+) is the conjugate base of the organic acid acetic acid.
Just a note, I'm not sure this statement is correct: sodium acetate is the result of (e.g.) a reaction between NaOH and CH3
COOH + NaOH = CH3
If you take a look at the dissociation of acetic acid in water you'll easily see what's the conjugate base:
COOH + H2
O = CH3
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