Amphoteric Compounds

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Fdonovan 3D
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Amphoteric Compounds

Postby Fdonovan 3D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:55 pm

How can you tell if a compound is amphoteric?

Nohemi Garcia 1L
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Re: Amphoteric Compounds

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:08 pm

An amphoteric compound is one that shows both acidic and basic qualities. Like water, which is amphoteric, can react with acid to make a basic reaction, and with a base to make a more acidic counterpart.

Melvin Reputana 1L
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Re: Amphoteric Compounds

Postby Melvin Reputana 1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:31 pm

There is also a difference between amphoteric compounds and amphiprotic compunds. Amphoteric compounds can act as an acid or a base, while amphiprotic compounds can donate and accept electron pairs. Basically, all amphiprotic compunds can be amphoteric, but not all amphoteric compounds can be amphiprotic.


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