Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
1. Why do HCl, HNO3, etc., show acidic characters in aqueous solutions while solutions of compounds like alcohol and glucose do not show acidic character?

Question:

Why do HCl, HNO3, etc., show acidic characters in aqueous solutions while solutions of compounds like alcohol and glucose do not show acidic character?

Answer:

Since in aqueous solutions acids dissociate in water to form H+ ions and get separated. This shows the acidic character of the compounds. Alcohol and glucose solution do not dissociate to form H+ ions. Therefore, they do not show acidic character.

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