Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

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EmilyJoo_1G
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Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:50 am

What is the difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic substances?

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Re: Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:09 am

Amphiprotic refers to substances that are able to accept and donate a proton or Hydrogen ion. All amphoteric substances can be considered amphiprotic. Amphoteric refers to the ability to act as an acid and a base. All amphiprotic substances cannot be considered amphoteric.

KaitlynBali_4B
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Re: Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

Postby KaitlynBali_4B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:01 am

I just wanted to clarify that the book defines amphoteric compounds as compounds that react with both acids and bases, not necessarily as compounds that can act as both acids and bases. That is why aluminum oxide can be classified as amphoteric but not amphiprotic (because aluminum oxide does not have any protons that it can donate). Water is define as amphiprotic because it can both accept and donate hydrogen ions.

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Re: Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

Postby Kayla Maldonado 1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:03 am

Amphoteric refers to the ability to react with an acid or base. An amphiprotic substance is a substance that transfers (accepts or donates) H+ ions.

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Re: Amphoteric vs. Amphiprotic

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:15 am

Amphiprotic substances can both accept and donate an H+ ion (proton). Amphoteric substances are both acidic and basic in character and can react with acids and bases.


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