How do acids and bases affect the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution?

1 Answer
Apr 4, 2018

Answer:

Well, acids tend to have a lot of #H^+# ions.

Explanation:

According to the Arrhenius acid-base theory, acids dissociate into #H^+# ions in aqueous solutions, while bases dissociate into #OH^-# ions in aqueous solutions. So from here, we can say that acids contain a lot of #H^+# ions, while bases contain less #H^+# ions and more #OH^-# ions.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid%E2%80%93base_reaction#Arrhenius_definition