amphoteric

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A @CT01038@ that behaves both as an acid and as a base is called amphoteric. This property depends upon the medium in which the species is investigated: H2SO4 is an acid when studied in water, but becomes amphoteric in @S06135@.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1083 [Terms] [Paper]