Acids, bases and buffers

  • Created by: tosin
  • Created on: 21-03-13 08:16
  • A Bronsted-Lowry acids: a proton ,H+ donor
  • A Bronsted-Lowry base: is a proton, H+, acceptor
  • When an acid is added to water, it dissociated releasing H+ into the solution, for example: HCl+aq H+ + Cl-
  • Aq symbolises an excess of water
  • monobasic acids can release only one proton
  • dibasic acids can release two protons
  • tribasic acids can release three protons

Aqueous acid takes part in typical acid-base reactions with:

  • carbonates
  • bases
  • alkalis

in these reactions, the aqueous acid is neutralised and water is


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