How to find which compound is acid or basic. I need only a understanding or a basic tip or suggestin how to find whether a compound is an acid or baseAns) We can find a compound is acid or base by using litmus test.Acides turnes red litmus to blue colour, in case of base it turnes blue litmus to red.(or)According to arrhenius priniciple Acid will give H+ ions in aqueous (water) solution.where as Bases will gives OH- ions.
Acoording To Arrhenius TheoryBase:-an Arrhenius base is a substance that dissociates in water to form hydroxide (OH−) ions; that is, a base increases the concentration of OH− ions in an aqueous solution.Acid:-an Arrhenius acid is a substance that dissociates in water to form hydrogen ions (H+); that is, an acid increases the concentration of H+ ions in an aqueous solution
Acids taste sour.They turns red litmus to blue where as base taste is bitter and it is slippery in nature.Bases turns blue litmus to red.