Chemistry

Question

A substance that can behave as either an acid or a base is: anthocyanin a neutral substance an indicator an amphiprotic substance

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    These substances are called amphiprotic. Water, amino acids, hydrogen carbonate ions, and hydrogen sulfate ions are common examples.

    Explanation:

    A substance is amphoteric (from Greek amphoteros = "each of two") if it can act as an acid or a base.

    For example, aluminum hydroxide is amphoteric because it can act as a base and neutralize strong acids.

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