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What is an acid?

What is an acid?


This lesson will explain what an acid is, what the pH of an acid is, and give an overview of the general properties of acids.

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Characteristics of Acids:

pH of less than 7

release a Hydrogen (H+) ion

neutralize bases

turn litmus paper red

taste sour


Examples of acids:

Stomach acid

Battery acid

Lemon juice




PH scale: