compounds

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josmit_1D
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compounds

Postby josmit_1D » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:14 pm

how do you know when a compound is amphoteric?

Mansi_1D
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Re: compounds

Postby Mansi_1D » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:22 pm

A compound is amphoteric if it can act as both an acid and a base. It can donate protons and also accept protons.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: compounds

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:23 pm

An amphoteric compound can donate and/or accept protons. Amphoteric compounds have both acid and base-like properties. Some examples of amphoteric compounds are water and amino acids (which make up proteins).

Bryce Barbee
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Re: compounds

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:26 pm

This means that it can be either a acid (which donates a proton) or a base (which excepts a proton).

Jasmine Summers 4G
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Re: compounds

Postby Jasmine Summers 4G » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:36 pm

The compound can be both acidic or basic, by donating a proton or accepting a proton.

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: compounds

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:41 pm

Any compound is considered amphoteric if it acts as both an acid and a base, in other words it can either donate a proton or accept one (e.g. H2O)


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