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Name: Laurence
Status: student
Age: 15
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Date: 2000

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.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois

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