Substances which release hydrogen ions (H+ions) in aqueous solution or donates proton during chemical reaction are called acid.
This note explains about types and properties of acid along with its uses.
Those compounds which release hydroxyl ion (Anion) in their aqueous solution are called base.For e.g. NaOH → Na+ + OH-, Ca(OH)2 → Ca++ + OH-, Mg(OH)2 → Mg++ + OH-, etc. This note has information on types of alkali, along with their uses and properties.
The reaction in which an acid reacts with base, in which the properties of both acid and salt are destroyed or neutralized to form salt and water, is known as neutralization reaction. They are always exothermic in nature as they discharge the same amount of heat.