What Does Acid Mean?

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An acid is any substance which produces a positive ion and accepts electrons from a base to form covalent bonds. Water mixed with an acid tastes sour and would also turn blue litmus paper red.
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ac·id
[as-id]
NOUN
1.
Chemistry a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a salt, or containing an atom that can accept a pair of electrons from a base. Acids are proton donors that yield hydronium ions in water solution, or electron-pair acceptors that combine with electron-pair donors or bases.
2.
a substance with a sour taste.
3.
something, as a remark or piece of writing, that is sharp, sour, or ill-natured: His criticism was pure acid.
4.
Slang. LSD.
ADJECTIVE
5.
sharp or biting to the taste; tasting like vinegar; sour: acid fruits.
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Acid is Latin and it means sour. Acid is any substance that produces a positive ion and accepts electrons. Most of the time they are in liquid form, but they can be solid and/or gaseous. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid
Acid is a chemical compound that will produce a hydrogen ion activity that is greater than water when it is mixed with water. Acids have a pH level that is less than 7, which is considered neutral.
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