Tag: Formation of Bases

Concept of Acids and Bases

Acids and Bases: Formation of Acids: The word acid comes from the Latin word ‘acidus‘ which means ‘sour’ in taste. Examples of substances that are sour in taste are lemons, mangoes, tomatoes, grapes, tamarind, green apples etc. Non-metals such as sulfur, carbon and phosphorous burn in oxygen (air) and form oxides. These oxides are called acidic …