How acids create dramatic chemical reactions -

How acids create dramatic chemical reactions


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at how acids can cause exciting chemical reactions.

Acids are a substance that give off hydrogen ions known as protons, which are extremely reactive. When a loose proton encounters certain other molecules, electron chaos creates entirely new substances.

One classic example would be when an acid comes into contact with a metal and creates hydrogen gas and salt.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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