Polyprotic Acids & Bases

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Polyprotic Acids & Bases

Postby Patricia Capiral 3G » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:54 pm

How does one determine if an acid or base is polyprotic? Is there something in the molecular formula or structure that indicates that?

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Re: Polyprotic Acids & Bases

Postby vidish » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:33 am

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

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