amphiprotic vs amphoteric

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amphiprotic vs amphoteric

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:20 am

why are amphiprotic always amphoteric but not the other way around?

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Re: amphiprotic vs amphoteric

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:25 am

Amphiprotic means molecule can both accept and donate a proton. This makes it necessarily amphoteric as well, which is a molecule that can act as both an acid and a base. Acids and bases by Lewis definition do not have to donate or accept protons

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