How do i reconise acids?

How do i reconise acids?

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jon.ellis
21 June 2011
acid turns blue litmus red and with red litmus it just stays the same colour
chloe
21 June 2011
you could use litmus paper
chloe
21 June 2011
it reacts with an alkali
parkfields
22 June 2011
Here are some additional properties of acids:
jon.ellis
22 June 2011
Reacts with bases to form salt and water Reacts with metals to form hydrogen gas Reacts with carbonates to form carbon dioxide, water and a salt Sour taste e.g. lemon and vinegar Contains hydrogen ions (H+) when dissolved in water Has a pH less than 7 Can burn your skin (corrosive)
jon.ellis
22 June 2011
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