Defintion

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Jennifer Torres 2L
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Defintion

Postby Jennifer Torres 2L » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:32 pm

How do you know when a base or acid is Polyprotic?

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Re: Defintion

Postby Emmaraf 1K » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm

A polyprotic acid is one which can break off a hydrogen ion more than once so if an acid contains more than one hydrogen atoms then it is polyprotic such as H2SO4 or H3PO4

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Re: Defintion

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:35 pm

when it can donate or accept more than one proton

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Re: Defintion

Postby Jonathan Cheng 3C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:58 pm

A polyprotic acid is an acid that can donate more than one proton while a polyprotic base can accept more than one proton.

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Re: Defintion

Postby Ethan Breaux 2F » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 pm

Is water then polyprotic?

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Re: Defintion

Postby Searra Harding 4I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 pm

Ethan Breaux 1J wrote:Is water then polyprotic?

No water is not a polyprotic acid.

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Re: Defintion

Postby PriscillaLi_3G » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Ethan Breaux 2F wrote:Is water then polyprotic?



Water is not a polyprotic acid because you would start considering it from H2O and not OH-

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Re: Defintion

Postby 405289292 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:18 pm

PriscillaLi_3G wrote:
Ethan Breaux 2F wrote:Is water then polyprotic?



Water is not a polyprotic acid because you would start considering it from H2O and not OH-


But in this case it would have 2 h+ ions to remove. Are we just to assume the oxygen can't loose both hydrogens in water?

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Re: Defintion

Postby Natalie Nartz 4F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:27 pm

You know an acid is polyprotic when the acid can donate more than one proton to the solution. Examples would include H2S, H2CO3, H2SO4, etc

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Re: Defintion

Postby Pablo 3I » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:34 pm

That means that a molecule can donate more than one proton.

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Re: Defintion

Postby Adelpha Chan 1B » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Jennifer Torres 2L wrote:How do you know when a base or acid is Polyprotic?


an acid is polyprotic if it has multiple hydrogens. For example, H2SO4 can give off an initial H+ and end up as HSO4-. It can also give off a second H+ and end up as a SO42- ion

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Re: Defintion

Postby Ying Yan 4H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:05 pm

Usually, if a molecule has more than one hydrogen molecule, it means it is polyprotic (I.e. H2SO4) since it shows that they are able to donate more than one proton. Hope that helps!


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