Chemistry 12th Edition

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Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solutions - Questions & Problems - Page 160: 4.27


An example of a monoprotic acid would be HCl (hydrochloric acid). An example of a diprotic acid would be H$_2$CO$_3$ (carbonic acid). An example of a triprotic acid would be H$_3$PO$_4$ (phosphoric acid).

Work Step by Step

A monoprotic acid deprotonates only one proton, a diprotic acid deprotonates two protons (in two separate reactions) and a triprotic acid deprotonates three protons (in three separate reactions). Note: Deprotonate means to donate a proton.
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