Acids and Bases

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melissa_dis4K
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Acids and Bases

Postby melissa_dis4K » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:22 pm

I am confused on how to identify an acid from a base and when it is best for it to gain/ get rid of its proton? Thank you.

AditiSax
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby AditiSax » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:40 pm

Looking at the Bronsted-Lowry definition, we can regard those that donate or lose protons as acids, and those that accept protons as bases.

Jessica Chen 1F
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Jessica Chen 1F » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:57 pm

Acids generally have an H+ in their chemical formula (e.g. HCl, HNO3, HClO4, NH4+ etc.)
Bases usually have an OH- in their chemical formula (e.g. NaOH, KOH etc.)

Bruce Chen 2H
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Bruce Chen 2H » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:36 pm

Arrhenius acids form H+ in water bases form OH
Lewis Definition regards electrons and if they accept them its an acid, if they donate electrons its a base
Bronsted definition regards donating protons are acids and those that accept protons are bases


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