Acids and Bases

By Mireya Garcia

Characteristics of Acids

Waht Acid is.

Acid is a chemical substance (typically, a corrosive or sour-tasting liquid) the neutralizes alkalis, dissolves some metals, and turns litmus red. containing acid or having the properties of an acid; having a pH of less than 7.

Acid and Bases

What Bases is

Bases is a chemical species that donates electrons or hydroxide ions or that accept protons. Bases turn red litmus paper blue and have a pH greater than 7. Their aqueous solutions have a bitter taste. Compare acid.