Fundamental J1

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Fundamental J1

Postby Ziyan Wang 3J » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 pm

Why is not NH3 both a Bronsted acid and base? I think that it can both gain an H to form NH4+ and lose an H to be NH2-, so it should be amphoteric.

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Re: Fundamental J1

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:01 pm

NH3 is a Bronsted base because it has a higher pKa than water.

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