What are amphiprotic compounds?

What are amphiprotic compounds?


Asked on August 23, 2016 in Chemistry.
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Amphiprotic compounds act as either an acid or a base, depending on the situation. For example –  The monoprotic form of sulfuric acid, HSO4. In highly acidic solutions it act like a base and gain a hydrogen, becoming H2SO4. It can give up its last proton  to become SO42  in highly basic solutions. 


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