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

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

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.Chemistry

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