Definición de amphoteric en inglés:


Silabificación: am·pho·ter·ic
Pronunciación: /ˌamfəˈterik


(Of a compound, especially a metal oxide or hydroxide) able to react both as a base and as an acid.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Amino acids are amphoteric organic acids that are able to biochemically react with both acids or bases.
  • Proteins can also be amphoteric compounds - a compound that can take on a negative or positive charge depending on the surrounding conditions.
  • Finally, amphoteric detergents have either a positively or negatively charged ion, depending on the pH of the system they are incorporated into.


mid 19th century: from Greek amphoteros, comparative of amphō 'both', + -ic.

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