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Today, we're going to be taking a look at some fantastic color changing chemistry, using acids and bases! We featured this experiment in the studios of Channel 12 on Arizona Midday, click here to watch it all in action!
Acids and bases are all around us, all the time. We can find acids in our DNA (in amino acids!), hydrochloric acid (in our stomach!), or, more commonly, in household items like vinegar and fruit. We can also find bases in baking ingredients (baking soda and powder!), household cleaners, and soap! Here is a list of common acids and bases, as well as what they're used for!
While acids and bases have many uses in the world, it may not always be evident that they're there. For example, you could pull just about any liquid out of your kitchen cabinet, but would you know if it was and acid or a base, simply by looking at it?