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Douglas Nguyen 2J
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Postby Douglas Nguyen 2J » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:33 pm

Is autoprotolysis a process that is exclusive to water or can other molecules perform autoprotolysis?

Anushi Patel 1J
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:38 pm

According to wikipedia, "Any solvent that contains both acidic hydrogen and lone pairs of electrons to accept H+ can undergo autoprotolysis." But I think we only focus on the autoprotolysis of water in class.

Venya Vaddi 1L
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:38 pm

I think other molecules can undergo autoprotolysis as long as there is a proton transfer between two identical molecules where one acts as a Bronsted base and the other acts as a Bronsted acid.

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