RE: Explain the concept of acid and base according to Arrhenius concept?

Help me to know about the concept of acid and base according to Arrhenius concept.


Administrator Premier Asked on November 12, 2017 in Chemistry.
Add Comment
1 Answers

Accorling to Arrhenius concept, an acid is a hydrogen-containing compound, which gives free hydrogen ions (H+) when dissolved in water and a base is a hydroxyl group containing compound which gives free hydroxyl ions (OH-) when dissolved in water. . 

Thus, according to Arrhenius concept of acids and bases, the neutralization of an acid with a base involves the reaction between H+(aq) and OH-(aq) i.e.,

Thus, according to the Arrhenius concept, hydrogen chloride, acetic acid, and sulphuric acid, are acids because all these compounds give free H+ ions in aqueous solutions.

However, the Arrhenius concept is applicable to the acid-base behaviour only in the aqueous medium. It does not provide any explanation to the acid-base behaviour in the absence of water

Premier Answered on November 12, 2017.
Add Comment

Your Answer

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.