Problem: In the reaction: NH3 + HCl → NH4+ + Cl - The NH3 acts as a. a Bronsted acid, only b. a Bronsted base, only c. both a Bronsted acid and a Bronsted base d. neither a Bronsted acid nor a Bronsted 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


Given Reaction:      NH3 + HCl → NH4+ + Cl- 

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In the reaction: 

NH3 + HCl → NH4+ + Cl - 

The NH3 acts as 

a. a Bronsted acid, only 

b. a Bronsted base, only 

c. both a Bronsted acid and a Bronsted base 

d. neither a Bronsted acid nor a Bronsted base

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