what is Acid ?-Definition & Examples in daily life in Chemistry

Definition of Acid

The word acid is derived from Latin word “acidus” means sour. In chemistry the term acid has been used to name a group of compounds that have sour taste.

Source of common acids

Generally acids are obtained from two different sources. Some acids are obtained from minerals. While others occur in substances that we use daily in our homes. Acids obtained from minerals are called mineral acids while those occur in plants and animals are known as organic acids.

examples of Acids in everyday life

Common Acids: Hydrochloric acid (HCl), sulphuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3)

Organic Acids : some of these  along with their sources are listed in table :



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