Date: Around 1999
what is a bronsted-lowry base-what are a few examples?
A Bronsted base is a proton acceptor. Examples include hydroxide (accepts
aproton to become water) and ammonia (accepts a proton to become ammonium,
NH4+). Many others are used in science and industry but are not in common
household use, because they are such strong bases they deprotonate water.
Such compounds include butoxide (accepts a proton to become botanol), saline
metal hydrides such as sodium hydride (accepts a proton to become hydrogen
gas, H2), and metal alkyls, such as butyllithium (accepts a proton to become
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director, PG Research Foundation
Darien, IL USA
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