Lowry and Bronsted Concepts of Acids and Bases

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Lowry and Bronsted Concepts of Acids and Bases The classification of substances of acids was at first suggested by their sour taste (Latin acidus = Sour) and alkali (Arabic alkali = ashes of a plant) were taken as those substances that could reverse or neutralize the action of acids.
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Unformatted text preview: The classical definition of ACID : as a substance whose water solution i) turns blue litmus red ii) neutralizes base iii) reacts with active metals like Zn, Mg, Cu etc with evolution of H 2 iv) having sour taste v) decomposes carbonates...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course CHEM 102 taught by Professor Henshaw during the Spring '08 term at VCU.

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