Amphoteric meaning

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Having the characteristics of an acid and a base and capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or a base.
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Having both acid and basic properties.
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Capable of reacting chemically as either an acid or a base. Water, ammonia, and the hydroxides of certain metals are amphoteric.
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(chemistry) Having the characteristics of both an acid and a base, and capable of reacting as either; amphiprotic.
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Origin of amphoteric

  • From Greek amphoteros each of two from amphō both
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ἀμφότερος (amphoteros, “each of two”), from ἄμφω (amphō, “both”).
    From Wiktionary