Indicating Acids, Bases, and Neutrals by Color

Contributor: Kaitlyn Aston. Lesson ID: 12512

Look in your crayon box. Do you have any crayons marked "acid" or "base"? Probably not, but acids and bases (and something else you will learn about!) can be identified by color! Get out some cabbage!



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Quick Query

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As you learned in the previous Acids and Bases lesson (see Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar), lemons and baking soda are examples of a very strong acid and a very strong base. What if something were neither an acid nor a base? What then? Read on to see if there is such a thing!

3 neutral liquids

Acids and bases are EVERYWHERE in our world.

As you can see in the picture above, the red color of the liquid on the left indicates that it is an acid, and the blue color on the right indicates that this liquid is a base.

  • What about the liquid in the middle? What do we call that?

Get ready for all your questions to be answered! Well, at least the questions you have about acids, bases, and the mysterious in-between substance!

Are you ready? Join Dr. Z to see if he can answer these questions today!

Continue on to the Got It? section to learn some fun facts about acids and bases!

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