Aqueous acid and base solutions conduct electricity.
Acid and base react each other to produce ionic substance called salts
Acid Base Sour taste Bitter taste and feel slippery Change colour of litmus from blue to red Change colour of litmus from red to blue Change the colour of basic phenolphthalein from pink to colorless Change the colour of basic phenolphthalein from colorless to pink React with certain metals such as Zn, Mg and iron to produce H 2 gas - React with carbonates and bicarbonates to produce CO 2 gas -
Monoprotic acids: acids that are able to donate one proton per molecule during the process of dissociation (sometimes called ionization) Exp: hydrochloric acid (HCl), nitric acid (HNO 3 ) acetic acid (CH 3 COOH).
Diprotic acids: acids that are able to donate two proton s per molecule during the process of dissociation exp: H 2 SO 4
Triprotic acids: acids that are able to donate three proton s per molecule during the process of dissociation exp: H 3 PO 4 , H 2 PO 4 -
acid: accepts an electron pair base: donates an electron pair The advantage of this theory is that many more reactions can be considered acid-base reactions because they do not have to occur in solution.
Strong Acid Weak Acids Ionize completely in water (HCl, HNO 3 , HClO 4 , H 2 SO 4 ) Have weak conjugate base Partially Ionize in water (NH 4 + , HF, CH 3 COOH) At equilibrium, aq solutions of weak acids contain a mixture of nonionized acid molecules, H 3 O + ions and the conjugate base. Have strong conjugate base Strong Base Weak Base Strong electrolyte that ionize completely in water (alkaline metal and certain alkaline earth metals) Weak electrolyte. Exp: Ammonia Normally have lone pair