Let’s first define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base.
Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor
Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor
amphoteric species – it can act as an acid or as a base depending on the reaction conditions
Rank the following compounds in order of decreasing acidity, putting the most acidic first.
III > IV > II > I
I > II > IV > III
IV > II > III > I
III > II > IV > I
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