How are acid and bases chemically different

Asked by Avinash4kavita | 14th Aug, 2019, 08:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Acids: 
 
Acid is a substance which dissociates (or ionises) when dissolved in water to release hydrogen ions.
 
 For example:
 
An aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid dissociates to form hydrogen ions.
 
Baese:
 
A base is a substance which dissolves in water to produce hydroxide ions [OH-ions].
 Bases which are soluble in water are called alkalis.
 
Example:

Sodium hydroxide is a base which dissolves in water to produce hydroxide ions

Answered by Varsha | 19th Aug, 2019, 12:27: PM