Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts

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Why do acids not show acidic behaviour in the absence of water?

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The hydrogen ion is common in all acid while the hydroxide is present in all bases. The acidic nature of a substance is due to the release of hydrogen ion which is possible in aqueous solution only. For example, the hydrochloric acid is a strong acid that produces hydrogen ions only in presence of water. In the absence of water, separation of a hydrogen ion from HCl will not take place.


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