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Name: meena
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Age: 16
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Date: Around 1999 


Question:
what is a bronsted-lowry base-what are a few examples?


Replies:
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 butane).

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director, PG Research Foundation
Darien, IL USA



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