Q 8.    Why do acids not show acidic behavior in the absence of water?

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G Gautam harsolia

Acids do not show acidic behavior in the absence of water because acids form hydrogen ions [H+ (aq) ions] in its aqueous solution which are responsible for their acidic characters and the dissociation of hydrogen ions from an acid occurs in the presence of water only. 

Therefore in the absence of water, acids do not produce hydrogen ions and hence do not show acidic behavior.

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