Amphiprotic compounds

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Ryan Neis 2L
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Amphiprotic compounds

Postby Ryan Neis 2L » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:02 pm

What are the general properties of amphiprotic compounds?

Michael Koger 3K
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Re: Amphiprotic compounds

Postby Michael Koger 3K » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 pm

The defining characteristic of amphiprotic compounds is that they can accept or donate protons depending on the chemical environment. If exposed to a strong base, it will act as an acid and donate a proton. If exposed to a strong acid, it will act as a base and accept a proton.

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: Amphiprotic compounds

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:19 pm

They are able to react in the presence of both an acid and a base.

Jordan Foster
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Re: Amphiprotic compounds

Postby Jordan Foster » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:35 pm

Amphiprotic compounds are generally made with an element that is a metalloid. Similar to how a metalloid can act like a metal or a nonmetal, compounds that are amphiprotic can act as an acid or a base depending on the overall environment.


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