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Classify these substances as acidic, basic, or neutral: Vinegar, baking soda, tomato juice, sugar

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    Vinegar is basically acetic acid- CH3COOH, because it has a hydrogen that it can donate you can guess whether it is an acid or base. Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate- NaHCO3, which can break up in an aqueous solution to form Na+ and HCO3- ions. The anions can accept H+ ions so from this you can determine whether it is an acid or base. Sugar does not form any ions in solution- it just dissolves. And tomato juice- if you think of the taste of it it may help. Generally acids are a little sour and bases are more bitter.

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