amphoteric definition

  • adjective:
    • obtaining the qualities of an acid and a base and effective at reacting chemically either as an acid or a base.
    • Having the faculties of both an acid and a base, and capable of responding as either; amphiprotic.
    • partially one and partly one other; neither acid nor alkaline; basic.
    • having attributes of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
  • others:
    • partially usually the one and partly one other; neutral.
    • In chem., able, in numerous reactions, of displaying both acid and basic character, because, as an example, glycoeoll or amidoacetic acid.

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