Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

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Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:35 pm

What is the difference between an amphoteric and amphiprotic molecule?

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Naji Sarsam 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:56 pm

The difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic lies in understanding the difference between lewis acids and bronsted acids. Bronsted acids require a proton to be donated or accepted. The lewis acid definition encompasses all bronsted acids, but also acids which do not donate protons but rather just accept electrons such as ammonia.

If a compound can be both an acid or a base at all, it is amphoteric.
If a compound can be both an acid or a base, but specifical to the bronsted definition meaning a proton can be accepted or donated, then it is amphiprotic.

Thus, all amphiprotic acids are also amphoteric, but not all amphoteric acids are amphiprotic. This is because all bronsted acids are lewis acids, but not all lewis acids are bronsted acids.

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Mai V 4L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:21 am

Does anyone have a video they think is a good reference for this topic?.

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Amphiprotic is a special type of amphoteric

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby KTran 1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:47 pm

Mai V 3E wrote:Does anyone have a video they think is a good reference for this topic?.

I found that this video gave a quick, comprehensive definition of amphoteric molecules with examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_4cCi8jiI

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am

Amphiprotic includes Bronsted definition when amphoteric just means the compound can be both acid and base.

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am

Amphiprotic includes Bronsted definition when amphoteric just means the compound can be both acid and base.

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am

Amphiprotic includes Bronsted definition when amphoteric just means the compound can be both acid and base.

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Maddie » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:06 am

Can amphiprotic be applied to lewis acids and bases

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby kennedyp » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:20 pm

Is it possible for a molecule to be both amphoretic and amphiprotic?

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Mai V 4L » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:36 pm

KTran 1I wrote:
Mai V 3E wrote:Does anyone have a video they think is a good reference for this topic?.

I found that this video gave a quick, comprehensive definition of amphoteric molecules with examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_4cCi8jiI

Thank you!!!!


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