Protic Solvent

Protic Solvent Definition:

A solvent that contains at least one hydrogen atom connected directly to an electronegative atom.

Protic Solvent Explained:

A solvent that has a hydrogen atom attached to an oxygen (as in a hydroxyl group) or an N (as in an amine group). In superior general condition, any result that contains a labile H+ is called a protic resolution. The molecules of such solvents readily donate protons (H+) to reagent.