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In the reversible reaction in water solution
NH3 + H2O <---> NH4+ + OH− ,
what acts as a Bronsted-Lowry acid and what acts as a Bronsted-Lowry base?
1. H2O; NH4+
2. H2O; OH−
3. OH−; NH4+
4. NH3; H2O
5. OH−; H2O

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    Which adds the proton? That's the base.
    Which donates the proton? That's the acid.

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    NH4 is the base & OH- is the acid, correct?

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