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Acids and Bases (2) - Acids and Bases (basic)...

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Acids and Bases Ø The degree of  acidity  or  alkalinity (basic)  is important in organisms Ø The force of attraction between molecules is so strong that the oxygen atom of one  molecule can actually remove the hydrogen from other water molecules;  called Dissociation Ø H 2 0-----GOES TO----- H + + OH - Ø OH - called hydroxide ion; H + called hydrogen ion Ø Free H + ion  can react with another water molecule to form  H 3 O + (hydronium ion) Ø Acidity or alkalinity is a measure of the relative amount of  H + and OH - ions dissolved in a solution Ø Neutral solutions have an equal number of  H +
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