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Old Jun 29th 2017, 08:01 PM   #1
ktmed
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Why is NH3 a base in water?

The reaction of NH3 +H2O --> NH4 +OH. Since NH4 accepted a proton from water, it's a Bronsted Lowry base and and becomes a conjugate acid which is weak.
I'm confused why did H20 in this case act as an acid and NH3 acts as a base, can someone please explain?
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