How to tell

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How to tell

Postby 105194078 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:05 pm

How can you tell what an acid and a base? Like what is an easy way of determining the difference?

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: How to tell

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:15 pm

Most acids will have an H attached, or a COOH attached if it is a biological acid in the carboxyl group. Likewise, bases will generally have either an O or OH attached. If you look at a reaction, you can often figure out if a compound is an acid or base based on rather it gives a proton (acid) or accepts a proton (base).

Alison Trinh 1E
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Re: How to tell

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:48 pm

To further elaborate, Bronsted acids are considered proton donors. It is a Lewis acid if an electron pair is accepted. A Bronsted base is considered a proton receptor. A Lewis base is considered an electron pair donor.

Daniel Yu 1E
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Re: How to tell

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:41 pm

Alison Trinh 1A wrote:To further elaborate, Bronsted acids are considered proton donors. It is a Lewis acid if an electron pair is accepted. A Bronsted base is considered a proton receptor. A Lewis base is considered an electron pair donor.

So do acidic salts contain a bronsted acid or a conjugate acid?


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