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AMPHOTERIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does amphoteric mean? 

AMPHOTERIC (adjective)
  The adjective AMPHOTERIC has 1 sense:

1. having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either

  Familiarity information: AMPHOTERIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMPHOTERIC (adjective)


Sense 1amphoteric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either

Synonyms:

amphiprotic; amphoteric

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Antonym:

acidic (being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7))

alkaline (relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7)


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