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which statement is true for the definition of bronsted-lowry? 1. Acids are proton...

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mpumpkin | Valedictorian

Posted May 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM via web

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which statement is true for the definition of bronsted-lowry?

1. Acids are proton donors while bases are proton acceptors. Yes

2. Bases are proton donors while acids are proton acceptors. No

3. Acids accept electrons.

4. Bases donate electrons.

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 27, 2013 at 6:05 PM (Answer #1)

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The definitions Bronsted-Lowry for acids and bases state that acids are proton donors and bases are proton acceptors, while the compounds that are neither proton donors or proton acceptors are called amphiprotic.

The reaction between an acid and a base has as results a conjugate base and a conjugate acid. The conjugate base is the acid that has lost the proton and the conjugate acid is the base that has accepted the proton.

Hence, evaluating the correct answer, with respect to Bronsted-Lowry theory regarding acids and bases, yields that you need to select the first option 1. acids are proton donors and bases are proton acceptors.

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