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Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 pm
by Miriam Sheetz 2B
what is the difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic?

Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 pm
by Blake Salfer 1B
Amphoteric means a substance can either act as an acid or a base. Amphiprotic means a substance can either donate or accept hydrogen ions.

Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:48 pm
by Chloe Qiao 4C
An amphoteric substance is one that can act both as a base and as an acid. An amphiprotic substance is one that can both accept H+ and donate H+. Amphiprotic substance is a part of amphoteric substance. For example, if a molecule act as both lewis acid and lewis base but do not donate or accept protons, it is amphoteric but not amphiprotic.

Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm
by taywebb
Can someone provide examples of compounds that are both amphoteric and amphiprotic and some that are one or the other? I understand what they are as defined terms, but some examples would be very helpful.

Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:14 pm
by Lydia Luong 4L
amphoteric --> can act as acid or base.
amphiprotic--> can donate or accept protons/hydrogen