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    Am I right, In a solvent like NH3, an electrolyte dissociating to give [NH4]+ ion is a stronger acid than ,say, sulfuric acid in NH3.

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    You say "In a solvent like "...but we don't consider acidity or alkalinity in any solvents except water. It is kind of interesting considering ammonia is amphoteric, but yeah...the question isn't really relevant.


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    Am I right, In a solvent like NH3, an electrolyte dissociating to give [NH4]+ ion is a stronger acid than ,say, sulfuric acid in NH3.
    What do you mean by

    '' is a stronger acid than ,say, sulfuric acid in NH3''?
    Sulfuric acid will react with NH3 anyway.....
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    Well, considering liquid NH3 to replace water. Now, since we want to make this amphoteric mixture, say, more acidic. So, we need a substance which dissociates to give NH4+ in the solution.


    The point is, the solution of such an electrolyte will be more acidic than a solution of sulphuric acid in ammonia (since H2SO4 simply reacts with ammonia and most of it will get neutralised and so, only less H+ ions will remain in the solution to give any acidic character)
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