amphiprotic


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amphiprotic

(ˌæmfɪˈprəʊtɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) another word for amphoteric
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Adj.1.amphiprotic - having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as eitheramphiprotic - having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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According to the principle, aluminum hydroxide (ATH), a typical amphiprotic compound possessing acidic buffer capability, was proved similar synergism with CPZ to flame-retard EP in our latest research (the work will be reported in our another paper).
2]O is amphiprotic solvent, where autoprotolysis is observable.
The generation of the net charge of the capillary wall is different in amphiprotic solvents, which have the ability to both accept and donate a proton, and dipolar-aprotic solvents, which can accept a proton, but cannot donate one.