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Consider these two equations:

(i) Cl+H+HCl(aq)
(ii) CH3COOH(aq)CH3COO+H+

Which of the following option(s) is/are correct?

A
H+ is a Bronsted-Lowry base
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CH3COOH is a Bronsted-Lowry base
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C
Cl is a Bronsted-Lowry base
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D
HCl is a Bronsted-Lowry base
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Solution

The correct option is C Cl is a Bronsted-Lowry base
According to Bronsted and Lowry, a proton donor is an acid and a proton acceptor is the base. Here, Cl accepts one proton from H+ ion to form HCl. Hence,
Cl ion is a Bronsted-Lowry base.

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