What are the properties of acids and bases?
- Have a low
- Are corrosive
- Turns litmus paper red.
- Have a high
- Are caustic/corrosive
- Feel slippery to the touch
- Turns litmus paper blue.
Classification of the chemical properties of acids and bases can be defined by two means, either as:
Bronstedt-Lowry acids/bases is defined in terms of protons:
A B-L base is a proton acceptor, i.e a species which accepts a proton from another species.
Conversely, a B-L acid is said to be a proton donor, which will "force" protons onto another chemical species.
Lewis Acids and bases are defined in terms of lone electrons pairs. A Lewis base is a species which donates a lone electron pair to another species. A Lewis acid is a species which can accept a lone pair of electrons from another species.
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