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Ammonia gas dissolves in water to give $$NH_{4}OH$$. In this reaction. water acts as :-


A
An acid
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B
A base
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C
A salt
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D
A conjugate base
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Solution

The correct option is A $$An \ acid$$
$$NH_3$$+$$H_2O$$ $$\rightarrow$$$$NH_4^+$$ +$$OH^-$$
Water acts as a proton donor in this reaction. Since, a proton donor is an acid, water acts a Bronsted-Lowry acid.

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