Bronsted theory

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Brøn·sted the·o·ry

(bron'sted),
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 (for example, NH4+, CH3COOH, and HSO4- are acids; NH3, CH3COO-, and SO4- are bases); useful in the concept of weak electrolytes and buffers. Compare: Brønsted acid, Brønsted base.

Brøn·sted the·o·ry

(brŭn'shtet thē'ŏr-ē)
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; useful in the concept of weak electrolytes and buffers.
Compare: Brønsted acid, Brønsted base

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.
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