amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

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Angela Prince 1J
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amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

Postby Angela Prince 1J » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:03 pm

is there a difference between amphiprotic and amphoteric?

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Re: amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

Postby sbeall_1C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Amphoteric means that a certain molecule can act as either an acid or a base, whereas amphiprotic means that a proton can either be accepted or donated. Amphiprotic implies amphoteric, but amphoteric does not imply amphiprotic.

Kevin Liu 1J
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Re: amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:03 pm

Kind of off this, but on the final were the questions asking to identify the type of compound referring to identification of amphoteric or amphiprotic?

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Re: amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:15 pm

I believe amphiprotic relates to bronsted acids and bases

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Re: amphoteric vs. amphiprotic

Postby SVajragiri_1C » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:38 pm

Amphiprotic means that the molecule can either accept or donate a proton in a reaction.
Amphoteric means that the molecule can react as either an acid or base in a reaction.
Normally, there is overlap.


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