Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry, 5th Edition

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The volume of acid current, expressed for an answer both because the molecular focus of acid, when it comes to normality, molality, ACID RAIN and so on. , or the ionic focus (hydrogen ions or protons) by way of pH (the logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration). The acidity of a base is the variety of molecules of monoatomic acid which one molecule of the bottom can neutralize. See Acids and Bases. ACID quantity. A time period utilized in the research of fat or waxes to designate the variety of milligrams of potassium hydroxide (KOH) required to neutralize the unfastened fatty acids in 1 gram of substance. The choice is played by way of titrating an alcoholic answer of the wax or fats with 10th or half-normal alkali, utilizing phenolphthalein as indicator. ACIDOSIS. A situation of extra acidity (or depletion of alkali) within the physique, during which acids are absorbed or shaped in far more than their removal, hence expanding the hydrogen ion focus of the blood, exceeding the traditional restrict of seven. four. The acidity-alkalinity ratio in physique tissue mostly is delicately managed by means of a number of mechanisms, significantly the law of carbon dioxide-oxygen move within the lungs, the presence of buffer compounds within the blood, and the varied sensing parts which are part of the imperative worried process. ordinarily, acidic fabrics are produced in extra within the physique, this extra being neutralized by way of the presence of loose alkaline components, similar to sodium taking place in plasma. the mix of sodium with extra acids produces carbon dioxide that's exhaled. Acidosis can result from: (1) critical workout, resulting in elevated carbon dioxide content material of the blood, (2) sleep, particularly less than narcosis, the place the removal of carbon dioxide is depressed, (3) middle failure, the place there's decreased air flow of carbon dioxide during the lungs, (4) diabetes and hunger, within which natural acids, resembling β-hydroxybutyric and acetoacetic acids, gather, (5) kidney failure, within which the broken kidneys can't excrete acid radicals, and (6) critical diarrhea, during which there's lack of alkaline ingredients. Nausea, vomiting, and weak point occasionally may possibly accompany acidosis. See additionally Acid-Base rules (Blood); Blood; and Potassium and Sodium (In organic Systems). ACID RAIN. Acid rain could be easily defined as rain that's extra acidic than common. Acid rain is a classy challenge. as a result of pollution, acid rain’s unfold and harm contain climate, chemistry, soil, and the existence cycles of crops and animals at the land and within the water. Scientists have found that pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the most important reason behind acid rain. Acidic deposition, or acid rain, because it is usually identified, happens whilst emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX ) react within the surroundings with water, oxygen, and oxidants to shape numerous acidic compounds. this mix types a delicate resolution of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. sun raises the speed of each one of these reactions.

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