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Chapter 13, Problem 2E
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What are the properties of acids?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Properties of acids are to be explained.

Concept introduction:

An acid is an ionic compound that produces hydrogen ions (H+) or protons when dissolved in a solution. In general, acid is a molecule that can donate a proton or accept an electron pair in a chemical reaction. It contains positive metal ions and negative nonmetal ions, held together by an ionic bond.

Explanation of Solution

a) Sourness in acids

An acid is generally sour in taste as it has a tendency to readily lose protons and these protons bind to acid-sensitive receptors present on the tongue. These receptors contain complex chains of amino acids that make receptors sensitive toward an acid and capable to detect the sourness present in it. Sour taste of plain yogurt, vinegar and vitamin C is due to acid content in them.

b) Oxidation of metals

Acids oxidize metals because of their oxidant nature. An acid releases hydrogen ion (H+) which is keen to gain electron to become electrically neutral. On the other side, a metal usually has low ionization energy. Thus, it readily loses its electrons in the presence of powerful electrons acceptors such as hydrogen ion (H+).

So, if an acid comes in contact with a metal, the metal donates its electrons to (H+) and become oxidized by formation of salt.

The reaction is as follows:

Metal + Acid  Metal Salt + Hydrogen

When a penny submerged in hydrochloric acid it will dissolve with the time.

c) Litmus paper turns red

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