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water

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:34 am
by Katie Bart 1I
How can you tell if water is acting as an acid or a base?

Re: water

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 am
by Hannah Romano 4D
If water is added to an acidic solution it will act as a base, if water is added to a basic solution it will act as an acid.

Re: water

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:42 am
by Cynthia Gong 1L
In a basic solution water will form OH- while in an acidic solution water accepts an H+ and forms a hydronium ion H3O+

Re: water

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:10 am
by Jack Riley 4f
It depends what it is reacting with. In an acidic solution, it acts as a base and vice versa

Re: water

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:13 am
by AnayaArnold_3L
It all depends on what it is reacting with really, if it is in an acidic solution then it will be a base and the opposite is true if it is reacting with a basic solution