Amphiprotic

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Ayush Ray 1I
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Amphiprotic

Postby Ayush Ray 1I » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:52 pm

What does it mean for something to be amphiprotic? Also, what is the difference between amphiprotic and amphoteric?

Jade Hinds 2B
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:45 pm

Amphiprotic= a substance that can both accept and donate a proton (has characteristics of both an acid and a base)

amphiprotic vs. amphoteric:
-a substance is amphoteric when its reaction acts as an acid and as a base
-amphiprotic only applies to protic compounds

Nick Lewis 4F
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Nick Lewis 4F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:21 pm

Is H20 amphiprotic?

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 pm

Yes, H20 is amphiprotic because it can can accept or donate a proton.

Ian Morris 3C
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Ian Morris 3C » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 pm

Jade Hinds 3G wrote:Amphiprotic= a substance that can both accept and donate a proton (has characteristics of both an acid and a base)

amphiprotic vs. amphoteric:
-a substance is amphoteric when its reaction acts as an acid and as a base
-amphiprotic only applies to protic compounds


Does a Protic compound just mean it has an h bond? Or am I confusing it with something else.

Abraham De Luna
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Abraham De Luna » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:34 pm

An amphiprotic is a something that can both accept and donate a proton.

Maya Pakulski 1D
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:44 pm

Is there a way to tell if something is amphiprotic?

Sean Sugai 4E
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Sean Sugai 4E » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm

Amphiprotic describes a molecule that can act as a proton donor and as a proton acceptor, such as water. Amphoteric describes a molecule that can react with both acids and bases.

Anna Heckler 2C
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:41 pm

Amphiprotic means that something can act as both a proton donor and proton acceptor. The example that Lavelle used in class was water, as it serves both functions in aqueous solutions

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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Mariepahos4D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:20 pm

amphiprotic means it can act as either an acid or a base such as h20 which can be either a base that accepts a proton to form h30+ or an acid that donates a proton to become OH-. I believe in class that Lavelle said we would go over further examples on Wednesday. You can tell when something is amphiprotic because it could either accept or donate a proton

Amy Xiao 1I
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Amy Xiao 1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:26 pm

Would water be considered both amphiprotic and amphoteric?

Amir Bayat
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Re: Amphiprotic

Postby Amir Bayat » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm

Jade Hinds 3G wrote:Amphiprotic= a substance that can both accept and donate a proton (has characteristics of both an acid and a base)

amphiprotic vs. amphoteric:
-a substance is amphoteric when its reaction acts as an acid and as a base
-amphiprotic only applies to protic compounds



What are protic compounds?


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