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What is an acid?

What is an acid?

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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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Tutorial

Acids

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

Vinegar

 

 

PH scale: