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polyprotic acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:18 pm
by Annie Ye
How to determine if whether something is polyprotic? Is NH4 polyprotic?

Re: polyprotic acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:53 pm
by JonathanS 1H
An acid or base is polyprotic if it can give off or accept multiple protons, respectively. NH4+ is not polyprotic because once it donates one proton, the molecule becomes stable to the point that it will not donate another proton.

Re: polyprotic acids and bases

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:36 pm
by Joowon Seo 3A
It is polyprotic if it can recieve or give more than one H+