autoprotolysis

autoprotolysis

[‚ȯd·ō·prə′täl·ə·səs]
(chemistry)
Transfer of a proton from one molecule to another of the same substance.
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2]O is amphiprotic solvent, where autoprotolysis is observable.
Although water and alcohol are both amphiprotonic solvents, the autoprotolysis occurs to a higher extent in water than in tert-butanol.
Sulfuric acid undergoes self-ionization or autoprotolysis in the same manner as water and many other protonic solvents [4]: [Mathematical Expression Omitted] Just as the acidity of an aqueous solution is increased by increasing the concentration of [H.