Acid FAQs:


Q: Are acids the proton donors or Brønsted acids?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids named according to their anions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid present in oranges?

A: Yes, and lemon and other citrus fruits.

Q: Are acids acids stronger than 100% sulfuric acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids often generalized in the form HA ⇌ H+ + A−?

A: Yes, where HA represents the acid and A− is the conjugate base.

Q: Are acids used as additives to drinks and foods?

A: Yes, as they alter their taste and serve as preservatives.

Q: Is acid a chemical species that accepts electron pairs either directly or by releasing protons into the solution?

A: Yes, and which then accept electron pairs.

Q: Are acids hydrochloric acid , hydroiodic acid , hydrobromic acid , perchloric acid , nitric acid and sulfuric acid?

A: Yes, In water each of these essentially ionizes 100%. The stronger an acid is, the more easily it loses a proton, H+. Two key factors that contribute to the ease of deprotonation are the polarity of the H—A bond and the size of atom A, which determines the strength of the H—A bond.

Q: Is acid a substance that?

A: Yes, when added to water, increases the concentration of H+ ions in the water.

Q: Is acid a species that accepts a pair of electrons from another species?

A: Yes, in other words, it is an electron pair acceptor.

Q: Is acid citric acid?

A: Yes, and which can successively lose three protons to finally form the citrate ion.

Q: Is acid used in day-to-day life as vinegar?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids corrosive?

A: Yes, but there are exceptions such as carboranes and boric acid.

Q: Are acids used as catalysts in industrial and organic chemistry?

A: Yes, for example, sulfuric acid is used in very large quantities in the alkylation process to produce gasoline.

Q: Is acid an important component of some commonly used foods like unripened mangoes and tamarind?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid derived from the Latin acidus/acēre meaning sour?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid an important part of some cola drinks and soda?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids fluoroantimonic acid?

A: Yes, and magic acid and perchloric acid.

Q: Are acids all stronger than acetic acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid made up of just hydrogen and one other element?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids used as drugs?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids not Arrhenius or Brønsted-Lowry acids?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids also required for growth and repair of body tissues?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid implicitly a Brønsted acid and not a Lewis acid?

A: Yes, since chemists almost always refer to a Lewis acid explicitly as a Lewis acid.

Q: Are acids not Brønsted-Lowry acids?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids known as monocarboxylic acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids required for synthesis of proteins required for growth and repair of body tissues?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids the direct union of a carbonyl group and a hydroxyl group?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid a part of the gastric acid secreted within the stomach to help hydrolyze proteins and polysaccharides?

A: Yes, as well as converting the inactive pro-enzyme, pepsinogen into the enzyme, pepsin.

Q: Are acids chiral and almost invariably occur in the L-configuration?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid orthophosphoric acid?

A: Yes, and usually just called phosphoric acid.

Q: Are acids often used to remove rust and other corrosion from metals in a process known as pickling?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid also sometimes referred to as the free acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid said to be acidic?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid one that completely dissociates in water?

A: Yes, in other words, one mole of a strong acid HA dissolves in water yielding one mole of H+ and one mole of the conjugate base, A−, and none of the protonated acid HA.

Q: Is acid used as a preservative in sauces and pickles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are acids Lewis acids?

A: Yes, and which form a covalent bond with an electron pair.

Q: Are acids important for the manufacturing of DNA and RNA and transmitting of traits to offspring through genes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is acid present in tomatoes, spinach, and especially in carambola and rhubarb?

A: Yes, rhubarb leaves and unripe carambolas are toxic because of high concentrations of oxalic acid.

Q: Is acid important for maintenance of pH equilibrium in the body?

A: Yes.