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A systematic exam of acids and bases, discussing what they're and the place they are often stumbled on, the houses and behaviors of acids and bases, ideas, and makes use of. comprises net connections and a glossary.

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Acids are found in fertilizers, plastics, petroleum products, and batteries. Bases are found in fertilizers, construction materials, paper, and soaps. Both acids and bases are found in a variety of cleaning products. Acids and bases can make you feel better. Acetylsalicylic acid is better known as aspirin. Cough syrups often contain bases. Antacids such as Tums, Rolaids, Milk of Magnesia, and Pepto-Bismol are bases that counteract excess stomach acid. pH-Balanced Products Many products you use on your skin and hair may keep you clean and make you smell good, but excessive hygiene is not as healthy as you might think.

A book about acids and bases, what they do, and how they are useful in everyday life. , 1995. ISBN 1-5591-6128-0. [RL 5 IL 2–6] (0216706 HB) •RL = Reading Level •IL = Interest Level Perfection Learning’s catalog numbers are included for your ordering convenience. HB indicates hardback. 29 acid (AS id) substance that releases hydrogen ions (see separate entry for ion) base (bays) substance that accepts hydrogen ions or releases hydroxide ions (see separate entry for ion) compound (KAHM pownd) substance made up of more than one type of element or atom corrosive (kuh ROH siv) able to wear away something by chemical action indicator (IN duh kay ter) substance that changes color to indicate whether a substance is an acid, a base, or neither ion (EYE on) atom that is positively or negatively charged because it has lost or gained electrons molecule (MAHL uh kyoul) one or more atoms held together by chemical forces neutral (NOO truhl) neither an acid nor a base neutralization (noo truh luh ZAY shuhn) reaction between an acid and a base that results in a salt and water (see separate entry for salt) pH (pee aych) measure of the strength of an acid or base 30 pigment (PIG ment) natural substance in a plant or animal that gives it its color reactive (ree AK tiv) referring to elements that react quickly and easily with other elements salt (sawlt) compound formed as a result of the reaction between an acid and a base (see separate entry for compound) scaling (SKAY ling) coming off in pieces or flakes (scales) solution (suh LOO shuhn) mixture in which one or more substances are dissolved evenly in another substance 31 acid and base indicators, 17–18 acids definition, 9, 16 examples, 4, 5, 6, 12, 23–24, 25, 26, 27, 28 properties, 9–11 Arrhenius, Svante, 16 bases definition, 13, 16 examples, 4, 5, 6, 15, 26, 27, 28 properties, 13–14 Boyle, Robert, 16 Bronsted, Johannes, 16 ions, 7–8 pH meter 32 Lewis, Gilbert, 16 Lowry, Thomas, 16 neutralization, 11, 14 pH, 19–22, 24–25, 28 pH indicators, 22 pH scale, 20, 21–22 Sorensen, Soren, 20 Earth and Space Strands Amazing Space Down to Earth!


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