Question #4fac8

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Apr 13, 2017

Answer:

In my experience, it does not matter. Although, I always added water to NaOH pellets to make a NaOH solution. However, whenever working with chemicals always wear protective gear.

Explanation:

In my experience, it does not matter. Acids are another matter, however. You must add acid to water, not water to an acid. It is a very exothermic reaction, and if you add water to the acid, the water-acid may be thrown out of the container, causing a chemical spill and potentially causing bodily harm. I used to give my students a way to remember the right way to combine acids and water. The letter A comes at the beginning of the alphabet, and the letter W comes at the end of the alphabet. So Acid goes into Water.