Amphoteric Compound

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Andrea_1H
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Amphoteric Compound

Postby Andrea_1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:44 pm

What exactly does it mean for a compound to be amphoteric and how can you figure this out?

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Amphoteric Compound

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:49 pm

If a compound is considered amphoteric, it is able to act as an acid or a base. For bronsted pairs, you could react the compound with water to see if it is able to act as both. For lewis pairs, you could probably see how the compound reacts with a known acid and a known base.

Maeve Miller 1A
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Re: Amphoteric Compound

Postby Maeve Miller 1A » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:25 pm

What is an example of a well-known amphoteric compound?


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