Difference Between Acids and Bases

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Tiffany_Cacy_3D
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Difference Between Acids and Bases

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:13 pm

When you are trying to decide wether a molecule is an acid or a base is there more ways to determine this other than if the molecule donates or accepts electrons? I know there are some other indicators but what are they and are they as accurate as looking at whether they receive or donate electrons?

MadisonB
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Re: Difference Between Acids and Bases

Postby MadisonB » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:21 am

Some other indicators are pH values (above 7 is alkaline [base] and less than 7 is acid), and that H+ is usually found in relation to acids, while OH- is usually found in relation to bases.

Yiwen Chen-3G
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Re: Difference Between Acids and Bases

Postby Yiwen Chen-3G » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:07 am

You can also tell by whether it has H+ or OH-. However, it's actually the same thing, since H+ attracts electrons and OH- repels electrons. You can interpret repelling electrons as "giving" electrons out; attracting electrons as receiving electrons.

Ronak Singh
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Re: Difference Between Acids and Bases

Postby Ronak Singh » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:54 am

According to the Bronsted Lowry definition, acids donate protons and bases accept protons.

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Re: Difference Between Acids and Bases

Postby Henry Dudley 1G » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:29 pm

What are some of the main physical property differences between acids and bases?


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