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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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    Hi there,

    Here's a short summary for you:

    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 ...

    Solution Summary

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

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