6A. 11

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Doris Cho 1D
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6A. 11

Postby Doris Cho 1D » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:51 pm

Write the chemical equations of the two proton transfer equilibria that demonstrate the amphiprotic character of (a) HCO 2; (b) HPO4^2- . Identify the conjugate acid–base pairs in each case.

can someone explain how I would start off by doing this?

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Re: 6A. 11

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:12 pm

Amphiprotic means the species can both accept or donate a proton. Draw two equations for each species, one where it accepts and the other where it donates a proton.

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Re: 6A. 11

Postby Jasmine Summers 4G » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:17 pm

These compounds can act as both acids and bases. One reaction will produce H30+, while the other will produce OH-

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Re: 6A. 11

Postby Amy Xiao 1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:17 pm

For each (a) and (b), you would get two equations, one where the compound acts as a base and one where it acts as an acid.

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