Amphiprotic
Post-College Level
Polyprotic
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Amphiprotic is correct spelling Amphiprotic vs Polyprotic Polyprotic is correct spelling

Definition

Amphiprotic [ (ˌæmfΙͺˈprΙ™ΚŠtΙͺk) ]

In chemistry, an amphoteric compound is a molecule or ion that can react both as an acid and as a base. What exactly this can mean depends on which definitions of acids and bases are being used. The prefix of the word 'amphoteric' is derived from a Greek prefix amphi which means "both".

noun
  • another word for amphoteric

Polyprotic [ ˌpΙ’l iˈprΙ’t Ιͺk ]

An acid is a molecule or ion capable of either donating a proton (i.e., hydrogen ion, H+), known as a BrΓΈnsted–Lowry acid, or, capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair, known as a Lewis acid.

noun
  • (of an acid) having two or more transferable protons.

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