Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises: 16.14a

Answer

The principal difference is that, when the reaction occurs in anything but water, the substance doesn't act like an Arrhenius base, but it is considered a Bronsted-Lowry base.

Work Step by Step

According to Arrhenius, a base is a substance that increases the concentration of $[OH^-]$ when the reaction occurs in water. According to Bronsted-Lowry theory, a base is a substance that can receive a proton ($H^+$) in a reaction.
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