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an acid that is a proton donor.
Etymology: Johannes N. Brønsted, Danish physical chemist, 1879-1947
a molecule or an ion that acts as a hydrogen ion donor.
Brøn·sted ac·id(brŭn'shtet as'id)
An acid that is a proton donor.
Brønsted,Johannes N., Danish physical chemist, 1879-1947.
Brønsted acid - an acid that is a proton donor.
Brønsted base - any molecule or ion that combines with a proton.
Brønsted theory - that an acid is a substance, charged or uncharged, liberating hydrogen ions in solution, and that a base is a substance that removes them from solution.