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Properties of Acids taste sour (don't taste them!)... the word 'acid' comes from the Latin  acere , which  means 'sour' acids change litmus (a blue vegetable dye) from blue to red their aqueous (water) solutions conduct electric current (are electrolytes) react with bases to form salts and water evolve hydrogen gas (H 2 ) upon reaction with an active metal (such as alkali  metals, alkaline earth metals, zinc, aluminum)
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