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Vehicle Wash Terms And Jargons - A

Acid:
A chemical substance whose properties include the ability to react with bases or alkalies in water solutions to form salts.

Alkali:
A chemical substance (such as hydroxide or carbonate of sodium or potassium) which reacts and neutralizes an acid.

Alkalinity:
A property of water soluble substances (or mixtures) causing the concentration of hydroxyl ions (OH-) in water solutions to be higher than the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+).