They wear away other materials
Why are acids described as corrosive
Compounds with specific characteristics
An acid reacts with metals and carbonates, tastes sour, turns blue litmus paper red.
What are the properties of acids
What is one of the products of acids reactions with carbonates
A reaction between an acid and a base which makes them neutral
What is neutralization
Salt and water.
What are the products of neutralization
Hydroxide ion (OH-)
What does a base produce in water
It expresses the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution.
What does the pH scale do
Bitter taste, slippery feel, turns red litmus paper blue
What are the properties of bases
It changes colour when it comes in contact with an acid or a base.
Why is litmus paper described as a indicator
Hydrogen ion (H+)
What does an acid produce in water