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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?

NCERT Class 10th Science Chapter 2 Acids Bases and Salts


Care must be taken while mixing acid to water because it is an exothermic reaction.If water is added to concentrated acid the heat generated may cause the mixture to splash out and cause burns.the glass containers may also break due to excessive local heating.
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