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.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society