Problem: Using the Brønsted theory, classify the following as either an acid or a base by placing the compound in the correct bin.CH3CH2NH2(CH3)2COHHBr

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We’re being asked to identify which of the given compounds is a Bronsted-Lowry acid


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

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor

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Using the Brønsted theory, classify the following as either an acid or a base by placing the compound in the correct bin.

CH3CH2NH2

(CH3)2COH

HBr

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