Question

Differentiate acids, bases and salt.?

Give atleast 5 differences on each.

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Answers

acids:

1) have pH value < 7

2) tastes sour

3) change litmus paper from blue to red

4) releases hydrogen ions in water solutions

base

1) have pH value > 7

2) tastes bitter

3) change litmus from red to blue

4) release hydroxide ions in water solutions

salts

1) compounds containing negative ions of acid and positive ions of base

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ACIDS can be defined as

-compounds producing H+ when in aqueous solutions

-proton donors

-02- acceptors

-electron acceptors

BASES can be difined as

-compounds producing OH- when in aqueuos solutions

-proton acceptors

-02- donors

-electron donors

SALTS can either be an acid or a base depending on what reactions it is involved in.this is true as it can produce both a proton (H+) or a hyroxyl group (OH-). It can be a product from the reaction of a base an an acid.( NaOH + HCI = NaCI

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