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    Can someone please tell me "why aminoethanoic acid behaves as a base when it reacts with hydrochloric acid?"
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    I imagine it's because the lone pair on the N forms a co-ordinate bond with a H atom and has therefore accepted a proton - so is a base?

    Correct me if I'm wrong someone - was just a suggestion
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    (Original post by hoafanuk)
    I imagine it's because the lone pair on the N forms a co-ordinate bond with a H atom and has therefore accepted a proton - so is a base?

    Correct me if I'm wrong someone - was just a suggestion

    Yes I have a similar thought.. The lone pair on the amino group forms a dative covalent bond with the Proton from hcl

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