Amphoteric compounds

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AlyssaPeckham1A
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Amphoteric compounds

Postby AlyssaPeckham1A » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:09 am

How do you determine if a compound is amphoteric?

Rucha Kulkarni 2A
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Re: Amphoteric compounds

Postby Rucha Kulkarni 2A » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am

I think it's just the oxides of all the metals in the list he gave us during the lecture: Be, Al, Ga, Sn, Sb and Pb.

Michelle Lu 1F
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Re: Amphoteric compounds

Postby Michelle Lu 1F » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:10 pm

There are certain atoms, including Al, Ga, In, Ge, Sn, Pb, As, Sb, and Bi, which can form amphoteric oxides with oxygen.

Adam Enomoto 1L
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Re: Amphoteric compounds

Postby Adam Enomoto 1L » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:07 pm

If it reacts as a base or an acid the compound is amphoteric. A great example is water


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