What is the difference between polar protic and aprotic solvents?

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Polar solvents have large dipole moments

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polar protic solvents:-
1. Polar protic solvent has a hydrogen atom attached to a strongly electronegative element (e.g. oxygen) that forms hydrogen bonds.
2.Polar protic solvent solvate cations and anions effectively.
3.these solvents should have acidic hydrogen(isn't it?if not how would they donate!)
polar aprotic solvents:-
1.polar aprotic solvents are those solvents whose molecules do not have a hydrogen atom that's attached to an atom of an electronegative element.
2. aprotic solvents do not solvate anions to any appreciable extend.

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