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Amphoteric and amphiprotic are basically the same thing. However, amphoteric is more widely used because it does not require a substance to accept and donate protons. An amphiprotic substance specifically requires that an amphoteric substance transfer H+ ions. Hope this makes sense. Essentially, all amphiprotic substances are amphoteric, but the reverse is not true.
Amphiprotic compounds can accept or donate H+ ions specifically, whereas amphoteric compounds can act as both acids and bases without transferring H+ ions. All amphiprotic compounds are amphoteric, but not all amphoteric compounds are amphiprotic.
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