Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 2 - Self-Quiz: 12

Answer

a. Acid; base

Work Step by Step

Because if you add an acid to water, for instance hydrochloric acid, it will break apart into two ions H+ and Cl-. The H+ is released. But if you add a base to water, it doesn't release H+, but it will take the H+ already present in water and bonds to it.
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