General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson Prentice Hal
ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 16 - Acids and Bases - Exercises - Bronsted-Lowry Theory of Acids and Bases - Page 738: 4


- $H_2O$ Acid: $Br^-(aq) + H_2O(l) HBr(aq) + OH^-(aq)$ Base: $HCl(aq) + H_2O(l) Cl^-(aq) + H_3O^+(aq)$ - $HS^-$ Acid: $Br^-(aq) + HS^-(aq) HBr(aq) + S^{2-}(aq)$ Base: $HCl(aq) + HS^-(aq) Cl^-(aq) + H_2S(aq)$ -$H{CO_3}^-$ Acid: $Br^-(aq) + H{CO_3}^-(aq) HBr(aq) + {CO_3}^{2-}(aq)$ Base: $HCl(aq) + H{CO_3}^-(aq) Cl^-(aq) + H_2{CO_3}(aq)$

Work Step by Step

Amphiprotic are substances capable of acting as a base or as an acid, depending on the situation. In this list $H_2O$, $HS^-$ and $H{CO_3}^-$ are the ones that have this capability.
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