Polyprotic Acids and Bases

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Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Bailey Giovanoli 1L » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:46 am

What I got from the lecture that included polyprotic acids and bases, essentially anything that has the potential to give or accept more than one H+. Obviously, there are likely more parameters to be met for this to actually be true, but this is the fundamental idea, correct?

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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:54 am

Yes, that is correct. For instance, for H2SO4, since it has two protons, it has the potential to donate both of them, making it a polyprotic acid. Some other examples are H2CO3 and H3PO4, which also have multiple protons that it can potentially donate.

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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby FionaHunter21 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:03 am

Yes, so the common ones have anions with a charge of -2 or more, such as sulfate and phosphate, and these can have either one, two, or sometimes three hydrogens.

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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Jason_John_2F » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:19 pm

yep polyprotic just means they can accept or donate more than 1 h+

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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Andrew Yoon 3L » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:09 pm

Yeah so polyprotic acid and bases accept/donate more than 1 proton, in other words H+.


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