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- adj. being able to both donate and accept a proton, and thus being able to react both as an acid and a base; amphoteric
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- adj. having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
amphi- + proton + -ic (Wiktionary)
Slide 4: Water Water is amphiprotic Can act as an acid or a base according to the BL Theory Water can donate a proton to NH3 and act as an acid Water can accept a proton from HCl and act like a base