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6: Acid-Base Chemistry

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  • Acids and bases are ubiquitous in our natural and manufactured environments and in our lives. These types of reactions govern not only the behavior of acids and bases themselves but the behaviors of other chemicals of environmental relevance. Examples include muriatic acid (cleaner), acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), hypochlorous acid (bleach), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carbonic acid, phosphoric acid, and ammonia/ammonium.

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