amphiprotic vs. amphoteric

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Alexandra Bartolome 2H
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amphiprotic vs. amphoteric

Postby Alexandra Bartolome 2H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:32 pm

What is the difference between amphiprotic and amphoteric?

Ethan Lam 4A
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Re: amphiprotic vs. amphoteric

Postby Ethan Lam 4A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:39 pm

Amphiprotic describes a molecule that can both accept and donate a H+ ions. Amphoteric describes molecules that can act as an acid or a base in general. All amphiprotic substances are also amphoteric but not all amphoteric substances are amphiprotic.

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