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How to tell if a species is a Bronsted acid, base, or both

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Oct13-11, 01:57 PM
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The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Identify the following species as a Bronsted acid, base, or both

a) HI
c) H2PO4-
d) HSO4-

I dont need the answers-- those are in the back of the book. I just don't understand how to classify each species. Thanks in advance for any help!!
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Oct13-11, 04:22 PM
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What are the Brønsted acid/base definitions?
Oct13-11, 05:25 PM
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Acid is a proton "donor", Base is a proton "acceptor".

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