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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?
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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