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Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Postby Dhwani Krishnan 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:49 pm

Does water have a neutral pH because it can act as an acid or base depending on the situation?

Akhil Paladugu 3G
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Re: Water

Postby Akhil Paladugu 3G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:57 pm

Depending on the circumstances, H2O can act as either a Brønsted-Lowry acid or a Brønsted-Lowry base. Water is not the only substance that can react as an acid in some cases or a base in others, but it is certainly the most common example. A substance that can either donate or accept a proton, depending on the circumstances, is called an amphiprotic compound.

Jaqueline Monreal 2L
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Re: Water

Postby Jaqueline Monreal 2L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 pm

Water is neutral because it can both receive an proton (act as base) and give a proton (act as acid )

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Re: Water

Postby Jaedyn_Birchmier3F » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:34 pm

Water is known as an amphoteric compound as it has both acidic and basic character. Depending on the situation it can act as an acid or a base.

Richard Ku 4H
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Re: Water

Postby Richard Ku 4H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:41 pm

It's neutral because it is amphoteric and can accept or donate a proton

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