H2PO4-

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Ellis Song 4I
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H2PO4-

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:39 pm

Why does lose another H to become ? Why would it not gain a H to become neutral?

Jacob Motawakel
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Re: H2PO4-

Postby Jacob Motawakel » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:45 am

Because in water it acts as an acid

WesleyWu_1C
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Re: H2PO4-

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:55 am

H2PO4- can either accept or donate an H+. It's one of the examples of an amphiprotic molecule, where it can either give or receive a proton.


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