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Brønsted-Lowry acid


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Any chemical species capable of donating a hydron to a base. Examples are H2O, H3O+, CH3COOH, H2PO4, NH4+. [After J. N. Brønsted (see Brønsted catalysis law) and Thomas Martin Lowry (1874–1936), British chemist.]

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