Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 717: 16.17c


Acids: $HCOOH$ and $HP{O_4}^{2-}$ Bases: ${PO_4}^{3-}$ and $HCOO^-$

Work Step by Step

$HCOOH$ and $HP{O_4}^{2-}$ are acids because they give one proton $H^+$ in the reaction. ${PO_4}^{3-}$ and $HCOO^-$ are bases because they receive these protons.
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