What makes something acidic or basic?

What makes something acidic or basic?

When a hydrogen ion is released, the solution becomes acidic. When a hydroxide ion is released, the solution becomes basic. Those two special ions determine whether you are looking at an acid or a base. For example, vinegar is also called acetic acid.

How many shots are there in a 1.75L bottle of liquor?

The typical 1.75-liter handle contains 40 1.5-ounce shots. If you’re mixing cocktails, which typically call for two ounces of booze each, you’ll get 30 drinks out of that same bottle.

Do cows have horns?

It is not true, as is commonly believed, that bulls have horns and cows do not: the presence of horns depends on the breed, or in horned breeds on whether the horns have been disbudded (conversely, in many breeds of sheep it is indeed only the males which have horns).

Why do you put steak on a black eye?

Raw steaks that have traditionally been put on black eyes were done so because the meat is cold, not because it has any special healing properties. Ice wrapped in a washcloth or a baggie of frozen veggies are more suitable steak substitutes.

What animal has the shortest gestation period?

The shortest known gestation is that of the Virginian opossum, about 12 days, and the longest that of the Indian elephant, about 22 months.

When was the code of Hammurabi written?

During the ancient times, the people of Mesopotamia lived under the rule of the Babylonian king, Hammurabi. Hammurabi created his code of laws, which consists of 282 laws, in the year 1750 BC. The Code of Hammurabi was inscribed on stone, which suggests that the King accepted the laws from the sun god, Shamash.

When did Epcot open?

Epcot is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. It opened as EPCOT Center on October 1, 1982, and spans 300 acres (120 ha), more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park.

What company invented the first Laser Printer?

Unlike the company’s Xerography process, however, Xerox had to share the laser printer market. IBM and Canon soon developed competing products. Xerox PARC Scanning Laser Output Terminal (SLOT) Gary Starkweather prototyped the first laser printer by modifying a standard Xerox office copier.