What's in a Medicine (WM) Equilibria

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The Bronsted-Lowry Theory

This is the theory that deals with the transfer of H+ ions.

A molecule that donates a proton (H+ ion) is known to be the 'acid'.

A molecule that accepts a proton (H+ ion) is known to be the 'base'.

eg. Hydrochloric acid. We call this an acid because of its behaviour.

  • Turns litmus paper red
  • Is neutralised by a base
  • Has a pH value lower than 7
  • Reacts with carbonates to produced carbon dioxide

HCl (g…


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