Amphiprotic Definition

Definition:

Amphiprotic describes a substance that can both accept and donate a proton or H+. An amphiprotic molecule has characteristics of both and acid and a base and can act as either. It is an example of a type of amphoteric molecule.

Examples: Amino acids are examples of amphiprotic molecules.

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