John discusses the great applications of acids and bases from atop a national park in the western United States. Duration 1:35.
Acids donate protons and bases accept protons. When the hydrogen atom loses its electron, the proton is left. This is the hydrogen ion. The hydronium ion is a water molecule that has bonded to a hydrogen ion. Duration: 8:35.
A molecule donating a hydrogen ion is behaving as an acid. A molecule accepting a hydrogen ion is behaving as a base. Water behaves as an acid when it donates a hydrogen ion. Duration: 7:29.
Salt is a general term describing many compounds. All salts are the ionic products of the reaction of an acid and a base. Duration: 13:04.
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