Problem: According to the Bronsted-Lowry definition, which chemical in the following reaction is the acid?H3PO4 + H2O → H3O+ + H2PO4-         a. H2Ob. H3O+c. H3PO4d. H2PO4-e. None of the above  

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According to the Bronsted-Lowry definition, which chemical in the following reaction is the acid?

H3PO4 + H2O → H3O+ + H2PO4-         

a. H2O
b. H3O+
c. H3PO4
d. H2PO4-
e. None of the above 

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