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Water

Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:05 am

Is what considered a base or acid? Or does it just depends on what the problem is?

Jacob Puchalski 1G
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Re: Water

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Water can act as an acid in the presence of a base, and can act as a base in the presence of an acid.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: Water

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 pm

Water can act as either an acid or a base.

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Re: Water

Postby Mariah » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:16 pm

905174774 wrote:Is what considered a base or acid? Or does it just depends on what the problem is?


It is amphoteric which means it can act as both.

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Re: Water

Postby 105289321 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 pm

it can act as both

AveryAgosto
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Re: Water

Postby AveryAgosto » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:19 pm

Water can act as either an acid or a base

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: Water

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:52 pm

Water is amphoteric / amphiprotic so it can be both :)

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Re: Water

Postby Jordan Ziegler 2J » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:01 pm

To provide a more technical and detailed answer:

Water (H2O) is able to release a proton (H+) to form hydroxide ions. Water can also accept a proton to form hydronium (H3O+). Thus, water can act as both a Bronsted acid and a Bronsted base, making it amphoteric/amphiprotic.

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Re: Water

Postby Queena Chu 1I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:04 pm

Water is amphoteric is it can act as both!

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Re: Water

Postby Jose Miguel Conste 3H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:46 pm

it depends on the problem given, it can act as a base and an acid

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Re: Water

Postby Susan Chamling 1F » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:07 am

Pure water is neutral and is neither acidic or basic. However, depending on the question and context provided, water can act as an acid or base.

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Re: Water

Postby Taber Ball 1F » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:27 am

Jordan Ziegler 2J wrote:To provide a more technical and detailed answer:

Water (H2O) is able to release a proton (H+) to form hydroxide ions. Water can also accept a proton to form hydronium (H3O+). Thus, water can act as both a Bronsted acid and a Bronsted base, making it amphoteric/amphiprotic.


I found a diagram which accompanies this explanation! Hopefully you find it helpful!
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