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HNO3 is best described as .

(A) an Arrhenius acid
(B) a Brønsted-Lowry acid
(C) a Lewis acid
(D) all of the above
(E) A&B

(F) A&C

(G) B&C
(H) none of the above

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Arrhenius Acids and Bases:

Acid release hydrogen ion in water, base release hydroxide ions in water.

Bronsted –Lowry definitions:

A Bronsted –Lowry acid is a proton donor, it donates a hydrogen ion, A Bronsted-Lowry base is a proton acceptor, it accepts a hydrogen ion

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Lewis definition:

A Lewis acid is a substance that can accept and share an electron pair. A Le...

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