What defines an acid and base?

1 Answer
Apr 18, 2016

See below.


According to the definition of Brønsted-Lowry, an Acid is a molecule that is capable to donate a proton #H^+# in solution, and a Base is a molecule that is capable of accepting an #H^+# ion.

A general reaction for an acid dissociation in water is:

A general reaction of a base with an acid is:

For more details on acids and bases, please watch this video:
Acids & Bases | Nature, Strength & pH Scale.