Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 pm

what is the difference between amphoteric and amphiprotic?

Blake Salfer 1B
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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Blake Salfer 1B » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 pm

Amphoteric means a substance can either act as an acid or a base. Amphiprotic means a substance can either donate or accept hydrogen ions.

Chloe Qiao 4C
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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:48 pm

An amphoteric substance is one that can act both as a base and as an acid. An amphiprotic substance is one that can both accept H+ and donate H+. Amphiprotic substance is a part of amphoteric substance. For example, if a molecule act as both lewis acid and lewis base but do not donate or accept protons, it is amphoteric but not amphiprotic.

taywebb
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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby taywebb » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 pm

Can someone provide examples of compounds that are both amphoteric and amphiprotic and some that are one or the other? I understand what they are as defined terms, but some examples would be very helpful.

Lydia Luong 4L
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Re: Amphoteric vs Amphiprotic

Postby Lydia Luong 4L » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:14 pm

amphoteric --> can act as acid or base.
amphiprotic--> can donate or accept protons/hydrogen


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