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Postby PranaviKolla2B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:35 am

When does water act as an acid and when does it act as a base?

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Re: Water

Postby Dakota Walker 1L » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:39 am

Water can act as an acid or a base, if it is mixed with an acid, for example HCl +H2O then it will act as a base and form H3O+ and Cl-. If water is mixed with a base such as NH3 +H2O then it will act as an acid and donate a proton forming OH- and NH4+.

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