Question #2c872

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Jan 8, 2017

Answer:

Acids react to form #H^+# ions in solution, whereas bases form #OH^-# ions. The two combine to form water molecules.

Explanation:

Acids are usually denoted with an H atom before the rest of the molecule (ex. acetic acid, #HC_2H_3O_2#) and give off #H^+# ions. Bases are similar, but instead give of #OH^-# ions in solution (ex Potassium hydroxide, #KOH#). When #H^+# ions and #OH^-# ions react, they typically form water, following this simple reaction:
#H^+# + #OH^-# --> #H_2O#.