Amphoteric vs. Amphoprotic

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Amphoteric vs. Amphoprotic

Postby Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:38 pm

What is the difference between amphoteric and amphoprotic?

MinuChoi
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Re: Amphoteric vs. Amphoprotic

Postby MinuChoi » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:43 pm

Both terms refer to substances that behave as acids and bases, but amphiprotic substances have hydrogen atoms (they can donate protons). So amphiprotic substances also are amphoteric, but not always vice versa.

ex. Aluminum oxide is amphoteric but not amphiprotic, because it can react to both acid and base but it does not contain hydrogen.


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