what happens to acids and bases in water

Asked by pr_prashant | 6th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

When we dissolve an acid in water it dissociates and in to ions.
HCl      +        H2O ------------> H+ + Cl-
and releases hydrogen ions.
when a base is dissolved in water it also dissociates and releases hydroxide ions.
KOH   +    H2O ----------->   K+   +   OH-

Answered by  | 7th Aug, 2010, 08:13: AM

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