While diluting an acid, why is it recommended that the acid should be added to water and not water to the acid?
Let’s look at both cases
water is added to
a beaker of concentrated
, the heat generated in the process would be extremely large and could lead to splash out , burns and also breakage of the glass beaker due to overheating.
- If we add acid to the water slowly, we are starting off by creating quite a dilute solution and the heat generated will not cause excessive damage.