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Acids

Definition(s)

Substances whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts; yields hydrogen ions when dissolved in water, acts as a proton donor, and can accept a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014