Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 716: 16.8a


A acts as a base, B as an acid and C is neither an acid nor a base.

Work Step by Step

Molecule B has a carboxylic group (-COOH) and acts as an acid. Molecule C is an alcohol and doesn't act as a base nor as an acid. Molecule A acts as a base because it is able to bond with ions $H^{+}$.
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