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amphoteric

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:45 pm
by halle young 4A
what is the difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic?

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:08 pm
by connie 2C
a post from chem mod answered the same question and he said, "Amphoteric is an general term for compounds that can act as an acid or a base. However, there are also compounds (like water) that gain or lose a proton to form an acid or base and this proton is where amphiprotic comes from. Therefore, amphiprotic is a more specific definition that only applies to protic compounds"

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:08 pm
by Anne Tsai 1F
Amphoteric means that the substance can act as an acid or base, but amphoprotic means that the substance can donate or accept H+. Amphoprotic substances must have both a lone pair and at least one hydrogen.

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:36 pm
by Kurtis Liang 3I
To put it simply, all amphiprotic substances are amphoteric, but not all amphoteric substances are amphiprotic. All amphiprotic substances must be able to donate and accept a hydrogen atom.

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:14 pm
by Micah3J
What amphoteric compounds will we need to know for the final? Or is it just understanding the characteristics of the compounds?

Re: amphoteric

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:54 pm
by Arianna Perea 3H
is amphoteric the same as it being neutral?