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Offline BreeezyHani

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HOCN and HNCO conjugate bases
« on: September 30, 2012, 01:57:29 PM »
Can someone please explain to me why HOCN and HNCO are two dfferent compunds but their conjugate bases are the same? Can you please explain with structures?

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Re: HOCN and HNCO conjugate bases
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 04:23:14 PM »
Can someone please explain to me why HOCN and HNCO are two dfferent compunds but their conjugate bases are the same? Can you please explain with structures?

What are the structures of the conjugate bases?

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Re: HOCN and HNCO conjugate bases
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 04:48:20 PM »
I'm guessing you're talking about cyanic and isocyanic acid. These two are tautomers. My guess for the conjugate-acid base is in the attached picture.

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