Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1285199049
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Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Exercise 14.4 - HSO(4) as a Base - Page 611: c


Yes, $HS{O_4}^-$ is amphiprotic, because it is capable of both receiving and donating one hydrogen ion ($H^+$).

Work Step by Step

- $HS{O_4}^-$ can receive one proton, producing $H_2SO_4$. - $HS{O_4}^-$ can donate a proton, producing $S{O_4}^{2-}$. A molecule or ion that can donate or receive one proton is called amphiprotic.
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