Problem: Is this molecule an acid, a base, or neutral? Why? a) base b) acid c) neutral a) because it contains H atoms in its structure b) because it has a protonated amine group c) because it contains an OH group d) because it has a carboxyl group e) because it has an unprotonated amine group

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Acc. to the Lewis acid/base definition, bases are lone pair donors 

amine → basic

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Is this molecule an acid, a base, or neutral? Why? 

a) base 

b) acid 

c) neutral 


a) because it contains H atoms in its structure 

b) because it has a protonated amine group 

c) because it contains an OH group 

d) because it has a carboxyl group 

e) because it has an unprotonated amine group

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