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Postby Adrienne_4F » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:47 pm

If a compound is amphoteric, is it also amphiprotic?

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Re: amphoteric

Postby Hanniel U 2B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:51 pm

"Not all amphoteric substances are amphiprotic. Although an amphiprotic species must be amphoteric, the converse is not true. For example, the metal oxide ZnO contains no hydrogen and cannot donate a proton. Instead, it is a Lewis acid whose Zn atom accepts an electron pair from the base OH−." I found this online, but I'm not really sure myself.

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Re: amphoteric

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm

If a compound is a amphoteric, then for the most part it is also amphiprotic.

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