Chapter 2: Acids,Bases, and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts

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Ammonia is found in many household products, such as window cleaners. It turns red litmus blue. What is its nature?

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The litmus is a natural indicator that is extracted from lichens.  It is also available in the form of strips, known as litmus paper. The basic solution converts red litmus blue while the acidic solution converts blue litmus red. Ammonia is a compound that converts red litmus blue. This means that ammonia is a base.


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