Frequently Asked Questions: Acids and Bases

Q. Aspirin and Vitamin C are both acids. What are their chemical names?
A. Aspirin = salicylic acid, Vitamin C = ascorbic acid

Q. The tea experts say that tea should be made from freshly boiled water and not water which is reheated. Why does it taste different?
A. Fresh water will have dissolved carbon dioxide and be slightly acidic.