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01:27:41 PM Dec 4th 2013
The entry currently says that "Acid is often produced when highly caustic negative ions are dissolved in water."

I'm a mid level student and this sounds seriously wrong to me. Acids are generally considered to be chemicals that either donate protons (Bronsted acids) or accept electron pairs (Lewis acids.) In other words, reactions that reduce the acid and make it 'more negative.' I'm almost certain negative ions are not going to dissolve to form compounds that undergo reactions to become more negative.

It's pretty embarrassing to have an entry describing how science really works and having it be completely wrong. Can we get a chemistry expert in here to either confirm that it's wrong or clarify why it's right?
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