# What are protic solvents?

Jun 16, 2018

Water, hydrogen fluoride, ammonia....

#### Explanation:

Protic solvents are capable of so-called autoprotolysis; that is they are capable of the reaction...

$2 H X \left(a q\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s {H}_{2} {X}^{+} + {X}^{-}$

...that is proton transfer between individual solvent molecules is specified.

You should be able to reproduce this equilibrium with the given solvents....