JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Equilibrium Question Bank Acids and Bases

  • question_answer Which one of the following is called amphoteric solvent  [UPSEAT 2004]

    A)                 Ammonium hydroxide

    B)                 Chloroform

    C)                 Benzene             

    D)                 Water

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

               \[\underset{\text{Acid}}{\mathop{{{H}_{2}}O}}\,\to {{H}^{+}}+O{{H}^{-}}\][Acid due to donation of proton]                                 \[\underset{\text{Base}}{\mathop{{{H}_{2}}O}}\,+{{H}^{+}}\to {{H}_{3}}{{O}^{+}}\][Basic due to gaining of proton]

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