. Which of the following is protic solvent



C. C2H5OC2H5


Best Answer

Correct Option is A

Only in this compound, H atom is bonded to O–atom an electronegative atom. Protic solvent is a solvent containing a hydrogen atom bound to oxygen (as in the hydroxyl group), nitrogen (as in the amine group), or fluoride (as in hydrogen fluoride). Generally, any solvent containing labile H + is called a protic solvent. Molecules of such soluble materials easily donate protons (H+) to solutes, usually by means of hydrogen bonding. Water is the general protic solvent. Accordingly, polar aprotic solvents cannot supply protons but still have the ability to dissolve large amounts of salt.

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