Brnsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
I can see how the Arrhenius acid HCl is also a
Brnsted-Lowry acid, since hydrochloric loses its proton as it
dissociates in water. However, I can't see how the Arrhenius acid NaOH is
also a Brnsted-Lowry base. Can you show an equation where sodium
hydroxide accepts a proton?
NaOH + HCl = H2O + NaCl
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
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