Problem: The hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) is amphiprotic.Write a balanced chemical equation showing how it acts as an acid toward water.

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We’re being asked to show HSO3, an amphoteric (amphiprotic) compoundas an acid toward water.



Recall that an amphoteric (amphiprotic) compound means it can act as either an acid or a base. .


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The hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) is amphiprotic.

Write a balanced chemical equation showing how it acts as an acid toward water.

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