Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
8. Why do acids not show acidic behaviour in the absence of water?

Question:

Why do acids not show acidic behaviour in the absence of water?

Answer:

The acidic behavior of acid is due to the presence of hydrogen ions H+. In the absence of water, an acid will not show its acidic behaviour because acids do not dissociate to produce H+ (aq) ions. Water, a polar solvent assists in the dissociation of acids into their respective ions.

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