Classify these compounds as acid, base, salt, or other.
Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.
An acid is a compound that produces H + in solution. You can recognize acid formulas as those that start with H or end with COOH
A base is a compound that produces OH− in solution. Base formulas often contain a metal cation with the hydroxide anion, OH− . Bases that do not contain OH usually contain N. These bases can react with an H2O molecule to produce hydroxide in solution.
A salt is an ionic compound that is neither an acid nor a base. To identify a salt, look for a formula that contains a cation that is not H+ and an anion that is not OH− .
Some compounds that contain H are neither acid, nor base, nor salt. For example, hydrocarbons are not acids even though their formulas contain H. Hydrocarbons are easy to recognize since their formulas contain only C and H, such as C6H14.
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