Problem: The hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) is amphiprotic.Write another equation showing how it acts as a base toward water.

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Hydrogen sulfite is amphiprotic or amphoteric. Recall that an amphoteric compound means it can act as either an acid or a base. Most amphoteric compounds contain a hydrogen (acid side) and a negatively-charged atom (base side).


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The hydrogen sulfite ion (HSO3-) is amphiprotic.

Write another equation showing how it acts as a base toward water.

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