Monday, September 27, 2010

Acid Lab Reflection!

Out of the things that I learned from the acid lab, the most important thing was how the acids and bases react together. Acids react with zinc, magnesium, or aluminum, and form hydrogen. Bases react wit most cations to precipitate hydroxides. There are only 6 "strong acids," which include HCI, H2SO4, HNO3, HCIO4, HBr, HI. All the rest are considered "weak acids." Most weak bases are anions of weak acids. Acids react with compounds containing CO,-2, and form carbon dioxide and water, and turns litmus red. Bases feel soapy or slippery, and turns litmus blue. By learning this in the acid lab, I was able to greater understand the meanings of acids and bases, and how great the differences were.

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