Amphiprotic compounds

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Amphiprotic compounds are compounds which can act as either an acid or a base, depending on the situation.[1] An example is the monoprotic form of sulfuric acid, HSO4-. In highly acidic solutions it can act like a base and gain a hydrogen, becoming H2SO4; in highly basic solutions it can give up its last proton to become SO42-


  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Chemistry. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998