How to determine if a molecule is a bronsted acid or base?

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Darren Nguyen 1F
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How to determine if a molecule is a bronsted acid or base?

Postby Darren Nguyen 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:24 pm

What do you look at?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: How to determine if a molecule is a bronsted acid or base?

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:51 pm

Bronsted acid donates proton. Bronsted base accepts protons.

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Re: How to determine if a molecule is a bronsted acid or base?

Postby JohannaPerezH2F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:53 pm

To determine whether a substance is an acid or a base, count the hydrogens on each substance before and after the reaction. If the number of hydrogens has decreased that substance is the acid (donates hydrogen ions). If the number of hydrogens has increased that substance is the base (accepts hydrogen ions).

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Re: How to determine if a molecule is a bronsted acid or base?

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:55 pm

A bronsted acid donates protons, whereas a bronsted base accepts protons.


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