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Acids produce (positive or negative) ions in water and bases produce (positive or negative) ions in water. Thanks for helping with this.

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    It all depends upon how acids and bases are defined. Some acids and/or bases don't have water at all.
    If you are dealing with the Arrhenius theory of acids and bases, then I suppose acids produce positive ions (but not just ANY positive ion---they must be H^+) and bases produce negative ions (but not just ANY negative ions---just OH^-). If this is a question that you have been given to find the answer, my opinion is that it's is a poor question. I think you should have a "none of these" as a choice.

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