Chemistry. help please

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Could a Bronsted-Lowry acid not be an Arrhenius acid? Explain.

Could someone explain the answer to me?

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  2. Zareh

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  3. Zareh

    In theory, yes.

    Bronsted acid is capable of donating a H^+ to ** any ** other compound, not necessarily water. Arrhenius based his definition on the ability to donate H+ to water. So of you have a substance (solvent) which is a weaker acid than water, then a Bronsted acid will be able to donate an H+ to this substance, but the same acid will not be able to donate an H+ to water...

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