The amount or degree of acid present in a material. Acidity is normally expressed in terms of PH. Compounds with a pH below 7.0 are acidic. Acidity increases as the pH approaches 1.0.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Säuregehalt (Deut.); acidité (Fr.);
Acidic compounds are reactive often irreversibly change adjacent compounds.
Resources and Citations
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998