Bronsted-Lowry theory

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In the Bronsted-Lowry theory, an acid is defined as a substance that can donate a proton, and a base is a substance that can accept a proton.

The theory was introduced independently by the Danish chemist Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted and the English chemist Thomas Martin Lowry in 1923.[1]

References

  1. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/80953/Bronsted-Lowry-theory
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