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amphoteric

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:47 pm
by Adrienne_4F
If a compound is amphoteric, is it also amphiprotic?

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:51 pm
by Hanniel U 2B
"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.

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm
by Nghi Nguyen 2L
If a compound is a amphoteric, then for the most part it is also amphiprotic.