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HSO4-

Postby 604735966 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:44 pm

Is HSO4- amphoteric?

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Re: HSO4-

Postby Alexandria_Leaf_2F » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:07 pm

Yes, it is amphoteric. Here is an example:

HSO4- + HCl <--> H2SO4 + Cl- (HSO4- here acts as a base; it accepts a proton)

HSO4- + OH- <--> SO42- + H2O (HSO4- here acts an acid; it donates a proton)


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