Is water both amphoteric and amphiprotic?  [ENDORSED]

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Adriana Rangel 1A
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Is water both amphoteric and amphiprotic?

Postby Adriana Rangel 1A » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:39 pm

Or is water JUST amphiprotic? Also can someone distinguish/explain the difference between the two more clearly? Thank you!

Alexander Peter 1F
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Re: Is water both amphoteric and amphiprotic?

Postby Alexander Peter 1F » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm

To my understanding, water is amphiprotic because it can donate a proton. It can also act like an acid or base making it amphoteric as well.

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Re: Is water both amphoteric and amphiprotic?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Vincent Kim 2I » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Also I believe any amphiprotic molecule is also amphoteric, but not any amphoteric molecule is amphiprotic.


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