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Brønsted theory

Pronunciation: bron'sted

Definition: that an acid is a substance, charged or uncharged, liberating hydrogen ions in solution, and that a base is a substance that removes them from solution (NH4+, CH3COOH, and HSO4- are acids; NH3, CH3COO-, and SO4- are bases); useful in the concept of weak electrolytes and buffers.

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