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Offline Jaccobtw

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How to tell if a salt is amphiprotic?
« on: June 17, 2019, 05:26:15 PM »
So I have a problem that deals with finding whether a solution is acidic or basic. Is there a way to tell is a species such as H2COO is amphiprotic? Thanks

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Re: How to tell if a salt is amphiprotic?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 02:43:37 AM »
Other than recognizing the identity of the compound and/or identifying its functional groups? I am afraid no.
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Re: How to tell if a salt is amphiprotic?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 08:06:36 AM »
I don't understand you question. What are you looking at? Some universal method to prove amphoteric behaviore?

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Re: How to tell if a salt is amphiprotic?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 04:23:07 PM »
H2COO is not amphiprotic. It is only an acid. It can donate a proton which makes it acid.

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