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Fiona Grant 1I
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Postby Fiona Grant 1I » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:13 pm

Identify each compound as either a Brønsted acid or a Brønsted base: (a) NH3; (b) HBr; (c) KOH; (d) H2SO3; (e) Ca(OH)2.

For part (a), I'm having some trouble understanding why NH3 is a Brønsted base. I thought it would be an acid because of the hydrogens present in the molecule?

Natalie Noble 1G
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Re: J.1

Postby Natalie Noble 1G » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:14 pm

NH3 is a Brønsted base because it can accept a proton and that is the definition of a Brønsted base.
For example, in NH3 + H20, the NH3 will accept a H from the water creating NH4+ and OH-

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