Recall that an amphoteric compound means it can act as either an acid or a base. An example of an amphoteric compound is H2PO4–.
H2PO4– as a base with water (H2O):
Both H2O and H2PO4– are amphoteric. Write an equation to show how H2PO4– can act as a base with H2O acting as an acid.
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