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how can we differentiate a mineral acid and base from organic ones

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    mineral acid: an acid that does not have carbon in it.
    Mineral base: a base that does not have carbon in it. Common alkaline bases (Ca(OH)2, NaOH) are all mineral bases. CH3OH is not.

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    Organic acids contain carbon, which is detectable with a mass spectrometer.

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