what is the difference between acid and bases


Asked by akritisingh032009 | 19th Oct, 2021, 01:17: PM

Expert Answer:

An acid is a substance which dissociates (or ionises) when dissolved in water to release hydrogen ions.
For example : - The presence of hydrogen ions [H+ ] in hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution makes it behave like an acid.
While a base is a substance which dissolves in water to produce hydroxide ions [OH- ions].
For example: - 
The presence of hydroxide ions [OH- ] in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution makes it behave like a base.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 19th Oct, 2021, 05:07: PM