Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

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Shanzey
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Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

Postby Shanzey » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:57 pm

What is the difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic compounds? Why is something that is amphiprotic also amphoteric, but not the other way around?

Ryan Juncker 3D
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Re: Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

Postby Ryan Juncker 3D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:01 pm

An amphoteric compound react with an acid or a base; an amphiprotic compound can give off a proton or receive a proton.

AmyL_3L
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Re: Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

Postby AmyL_3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:45 pm

Amphoteric means the compound can act as an acid or base, whereas amphiprotic means that the compound can donate and accept protons.

Brian J Cheng 1I
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Re: Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 pm

Amphoteric means the compound can act as an acid or base, whereas amphiprotic means that the compound can donate and accept protons.

Building on to this, amphiprotic compounds are always amphoteric by definition.

Tahlia Mullins
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Re: Amphoteric vs amphiprotic

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:12 pm

Basically, a compound that can give or receive protons, amphiprotic, can act as either an acid or a base, amphoteric.


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