Veerashaiva College, Ballari
Faculty Exchange prgramme organized by Dept of P. G. and U. G. Studies in Chemistry:
Prof. T. Suresh, Dept. of Chemistry, V.S.K. University, Ballari, delivered a special talk on Acid-Base concepts in chemistry. Professor T. Suresh was explained that, an acid is a substance that donates protons (in the Bronsted-Lowry definition) or accepts a pair of valence electrons to form a bond (in the Lewis definition). A base is a substance that can accept protons or donate a pair of valence electrons to form a bond. Bases can be thought of as the chemical opposite of acids. The applications of acids and bases in our daily life. Acids and bases are also common in our everyday lives. Acids have a sour taste, and many of the sour-tasting foods with which we are familiar are acidic. Vinegar, for example, is diluted acetic acid (normal household vinegar is a 3% solution of acetic acid), and gives salad dressings and pickled vegetables their tart tastes. To keep living cells or body fluids at the proper pH, special compounds called buffers are used. Dr. G. Ragashekar, principal, gave the precidential remark, Acids and bases are also essential for life. For example, without the strong acid present in our stomachs, we would not be able to digest food. Dr. D. Nagesa shastry, HOD, Department of chemistry welcome the resource person. Dr. T. R. Ravikumar Naik, Co-ordinator, department of P. G. Studies in chemistry, executed the programme. Smt. Sai Prasanthi proposed vote of thanks. Miss. Radha sung prayer song.