Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

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Marykate Abad 3L
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Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby Marykate Abad 3L » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 am

What's the difference between amphiprotic and amphoteric?

Jacob Motawakel
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Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby Jacob Motawakel » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:20 am

Amphiprotic means you could either lose a proton or gain a proton, like water. Amphoteric means being able to act as a base and an acid.

Jenna Ortiguerra 4G
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Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby Jenna Ortiguerra 4G » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:35 am

An amphiprotic substance is a substance that is capable of both donating protons (hydrogen ions) and accepting them. A compound that is amphoteric has both acid and base character, thus, allowing it to act as either an acid or a base.

April Meza 3K
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Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby April Meza 3K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:02 am

Amphiprotic is losing and gaining an electron, while amphoteric is being able to act as an acid and base.

Shutong Hou_1F
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Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:34 am

But doesn't losing or gaining of electrons (amphiprotic) mean acting as an acid or base (amphoteric)?

Siya Shah 1J
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Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Postby Siya Shah 1J » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 am

An amphiprotic substance is an amphoteric substance that transfers H+ ions.


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