What is meant by acids and bases?

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What is meant by acids and bases?

Postby 904940852 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm

In chapter 12, when the book refers to acids and bases, which definition of acids and bases does it refer to? If it is referring to another type, will it state the specific definition of an acid and base it is talking about?

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Re: What is meant by acids and bases?

Postby mayasinha1B » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:38 pm

Both definitions of acids and bases refer to the same types of reactions. An acid is what likely loses a proton, which also means it will gain an electron pair to maintain it's octet. An acid will gain a proton but lose an electron pair to keep each atom at an octet. The test covers the problems and topics shown on the syllabus.

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Re: What is meant by acids and bases?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:04 pm

mayasinha wrote:Both definitions of acids and bases refer to the same types of reactions. An acid is what likely loses a proton, which also means it will gain an electron pair to maintain it's octet. An acid will gain a proton but lose an electron pair to keep each atom at an octet. The test covers the problems and topics shown on the syllabus.


Good, except the second to last sentence should say "a BASE will gain a proton but lose an electron pair..."


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