[SOLVED] Bronsted Lowry Proton Theory 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Bronsted Lowry Proton Theory Acid is a proton H+ donor 2. Relevant equations In my book. HCL + HOH ----> HOH + Cl My book says the HCL donates a proton. 3. The attempt at a solution What I really do not get about this is that Hydrogen atom only has one proton, based on the periodic chart. If hydrogen gives up one proton, then it would seem that the atom would be only a Neutron and not be an atom at all. Ugh, I just don't get it. Am I seeing this all wrong? Is the Hydrogen in fact losing its only proton?