Acids

What are acids?

Acids are hydrogen containing substances that give H+ ions in water solution.

  • They have a sour taste and change the color of the indicators (red litmus paper to blue).
  • It reacts with metals like iron, zinc, and aluminum to liberate hydrogen.
  • It reacts with certain bases to form salts.

Hydrochloric, sulfuric, and nitric acid is the most common examples of inorganic mineral acid used widely in the laboratory and industry.

Modern acid and base theories are not only limited to aqueous solutions (Arrhenius theory). The electronic concept (Bronsted Lowry and Lewis theory) is also used to define all the acids and bases in chemistry or chemical science.

In this category, we discuss the definition and properties of acids and bases by different concepts or theories.

Protonic definition or Bronsted Lowry Conjugate acid base pair in Chemistry

Conjugate Acid Base pair

Conjugate acid base pair definition Conjugate acid base pair or protonic definition of acids and bases independently proposed by Bronsted and Lowery in 1923. According...
Quiz on acid and bases or online answers to questions of acids and bases for 9, 10, 11, and 12 grade students

Quiz on Acids and Bases

Online Quiz on Acids and Bases Quiz on acids and bases or online answers to questions of acids and bases contain 10 quiz questions (MCQs)...