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While diluting an acid, why is it recommended that the acid should be added to water and not water to the acid ?

While diluting an acid, why is it recommended that the acid should be added to water and not water to the acid ?

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 6228 Points
2 months ago
While diluting an acid it is recommended that the acid should be added to water and not water to the acid because if water is added to concentrated acid to dilute it, then a large amount of heat is evolved at once. This heat changes some of the water to steam explosively which can splash the acid on one’s face or clothes and cause acid burns.

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