amphoteric v amphiprotic

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Karina Koo 2H
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amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby Karina Koo 2H » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 am

whats the difference between the two?

Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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Re: amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:11 am

Amphoteric is a substance that can act as an acid of a base, while amphiprotic is a substance that acts as an acid or base but donates/accepts protons specifically.

Calvin Patel 2H
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Re: amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby Calvin Patel 2H » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 am

Amphoteric means that the substance can act as either an acid or a base. Amphiprotic means that the the substance can both and accept donate hydrogen ions (aka protons). All amphiprotic substances are also amphoteric (donate hydrogen ions (act as an acid) or accept a hydrogen ion (act as a base)). But not all amphoteric substances are amphiprotic. Because sometimes a substance can act as an acid or base without donating hydrogen ions (aka the Lewis Theory with electron pair donors and acceptors).

Ashley Bouma 1F
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Re: amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby Ashley Bouma 1F » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:17 am

Amphiprotic refers to the ability to donate or accept protons whereas amphoteric refers to the ability to act as an acid or a base. Something that is amphoteric is always amphiprotic, but something that is amphiprotic is not always amphoteric.

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Re: amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby Courtney Quan 1C » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:20 am

An amphiprotic substance, such as water, can both donate and receive protons while an amphoteric substance can act as either an acid or a base and can thus react with both acids and bases.

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Re: amphoteric v amphiprotic

Postby nicknavejas1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:46 pm

Will this topic be covered on the final?


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