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Monoprotic Acid Definition

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A monoprotic acid donates one hydrogen or proton.

A monoprotic acid donates one hydrogen or proton.

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Monoprotic Acid Definition: A monoprotic acid is an acid that donates only one proton or hydrogen atom per molecule to an aqueous solution.

Examples: Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and nitric acid (HNO3) are both monoprotic acids.

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