Alcohol can act as both an acid and a base, similar to water. Alcohols are slightly weaker acids than water but still react with strong bases such as sodium hydride and metals such as sodium. However, the oxygen atom mak... More »

Isopropyl alcohol is amphiprotic, meaning that it can act as both a weak acid and a weak base. Chemically, it can donate or accept a proton. This is a characteristic that is shared with water. More »

An acid is a compound that dissociates or ionizes in water to produce a positively charged hydrogen ion and a corresponding negative ion. A base is a compound that produces a hydroxide ion when it dissolves in water. More »

Isopropyl alcohol is amphiprotic, meaning that it can act as both a weak acid and a weak base. Chemically, it can donate or accept a proton. This is a characteristic that is shared with water. More »

Distilled water is neither an acid nor a base. Distilled water has an equal number of hydrogen (positive) and hydroxide (negative) ions, which cancel each other out, making it a neutral. More »

A strong acid is any chemical compound that completely dissociates once it comes into contact with water. The dissociation must be full in order for the compound to be considered a strong acid. Conversely, weak acids do ... More »

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Hydrochloric acid consists of hydrogen chloride dissolved in water. It has no color and is highly corrosive when concentrated. This strong acid is used for industrial purposes, including cleaning metal surfaces and manuf... More »

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