Is water an acid or a base?

1 Answer
Mar 17, 2016

Water is neither acid nor a base, it's neutral.


Water cannot be acidic as it has a neutral pH7. In addition, water cannot be a base as a base is something that will neutralise an acid substance but not dissolve in water. Water cannot neutralise an acid as it's neutral itself. Also how does water dissolve in water. Consequently, water is neither an acid or base.