Question about the Outline

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Kimberly 1H
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Question about the Outline

Postby Kimberly 1H » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:29 pm

What should we know in order to "describe the chemical properties of amphoteric compounds"? And how would we draw these compounds if they act as both acids and bases?

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Re: Question about the Outline

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:51 pm

I think we just need to know that an amphoteric compound can either donate an H+ or accept an H+. To draw these compounds you would just draw the Lewis structure and depending on whether it is acting as an acid/base in the reaction, you would draw the appropriate conjugate pair as having accepted an H+ if it was acting as a base or donating an H+ if it was acting as an acid.


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