## Autoprotolysis

Acidity $K_{a}$
Basicity $K_{b}$
The Conjugate Seesaw $K_{a}\times K_{b}=K_{w}$

Douglas Nguyen 2J
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### Autoprotolysis

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

Anushi Patel 1J
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### Re: Autoprotolysis

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.

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### Re: Autoprotolysis

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.