Problem: Which compound functions as a Brønsted-Lowry acid?Which compound functions as a Brønsted-Lowry base?

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Let’s define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base.

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor


Identify each compound by given structure: 

  • H → white
  • C → black
  • O → red
  • N →blue


For Bronsted-Lowry acid: 


          H3CCOOH                   H3CCH2OH             H3CCOCH3              H3COCH

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Which compound functions as a Brønsted-Lowry acid?




Which compound functions as a Brønsted-Lowry base?