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Whats the best definition for acids and bases?

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Based on the steps occurring in an acid-base reaction, which definition of acids and bases is most practical? Give three reasons for your choice.

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All three commonly encountered definitions for acids and bases are explained and rationalised in detail.

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There are three modern definitions in terms of acids and bases:

1. The Arrhenius definition

The Arrhenius definition states that an acid tends to increase the concentration of hydrogen ions in solution, while a base tends to increase the concentration of hydroxide ions.

2. The Brønsted-Lowry definition

The Brønsted-Lowry definition states that an ...

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