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Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 am
by Marykate Abad 3L
What's the difference between amphiprotic and amphoteric?

Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:20 am
by Jacob Motawakel
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.

Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:35 am
by Jenna Ortiguerra 4G
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.

Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:02 am
by April Meza 3K
Amphiprotic is losing and gaining an electron, while amphoteric is being able to act as an acid and base.

Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:34 am
by Shutong Hou_1F
But doesn't losing or gaining of electrons (amphiprotic) mean acting as an acid or base (amphoteric)?

Re: Amphiprotic vs Amphoteric

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 am
by Siya Shah 1J
An amphiprotic substance is an amphoteric substance that transfers H+ ions.