Acids and bases are very useful in our daily lives. Let’s start with acids. Without acids, we won’t have Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), your car won’t start (sulphuric acid in car batteries) or even accelerated rotting of your food (food preservative in the form of citric acid). Similarly, imagine a world without bases. Without bases, stubborn stains on your clothing won’t come off (sodium hypochlorite in bleach), you’ll have dirty mirrors (ammonium hydroxide used in glass cleaners) and even having bowel problems as laxatives can be made from magnesium hydroxide.
This post on Berry Berry Easy is Part 2 from the series of notes for SPM Chemistry Form 4 on Acids and Bases. You’ll learn all about the real-life applications of acids and bases which are relevant to SPM Chemistry. Important chapters in essays.