Acids and Bases - they are placed in water An example of a...

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Acids and Bases Acids   are  chemical  compounds  that   release   hydrogen  ions   (H+)  when placed in water.  For example, when hydrogen chloride is placed in water, it releases  its hydrogen ions and the solution becomes hydrochloric acid. Bases   are chemical compounds that attract hydrogen atoms when 
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Unformatted text preview: they are placed in water. An example of a base is sodium hydroxide (NaOH). When this substance is placed in water, it attracts hydrogen ions, and a basic (or alkaline) solution results as hydroxyl (—OH) ions accumulate....
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