Common acids and alkalis

Acids and alkalis are not only found in chemistry labs, they are actually very common. We use acids and alkalis in our daily lives for things like cleaning, cooking and you even eat and drink some substances that are acidic or alkaline.

Common lab acids include:

  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Nitric acid

Acids can be found in everyday products like:

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Vinegar
  • Fruit juices

Common lab alkalis include:

  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Potassium hydroxide
  • Ammonia

Alkalis are found in everyday products like:

  • Oven cleaner
  • Baking soda
  • Drain unblocker