Always add water to the acid, vs the opposite as you can end up a
No, no! It is the other way around. You ALWAYS add acid to water!
The way I remember this.......is A always comes before W in
alphabetical order Thus Acid toWater Thomas
"a violent reaction" is not the issue when combining water and acid.
If I recall my chemistry classes correctly, it is more a question
of splashing. If you add one liquid to another quickly, it is easy
for the liquid that is being added to to splash or overflow the
container. In that case it is best if that liquid is water and not
acid. Thus, you add acid to water and not the other way around.
Perhaps the visualization will help you remember.
Andrea L. McLester
Acid to water is the way that you oughter, 'cause water to acid
aint too placid"
I learned this from Roger Horner the past tech. at the University of
WA. A wealth of info and a great guy.
A little verse to help remember whether to add the acid to the water
or vice versa, in the form of an epitaph is "May his rest be long and
placid, he added water to the acid'
Jerry in Kodiak