Thursday, January 9 (2020); Acid base physiology
According to Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted and Thomas Lowry, an acid is a substance from which a proton can be removed, and a A base is a substance that can remove a proton from an acid. Reduced to its essence the definition specifies that an acid only exists as an acid in relation to a base, and vice versa. This definition was arrived at more or less simultaneously in 1923 by these two researchers. Brønsted wrote an article announcing his views on the theoretical explanations of acids and bases, whereas Lowry wrote a long letter to the editor of the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, serenading the uniqueness of hydrogen.