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How exactly do the ionized hydrogen atoms affect acidity?
It might also be interesting to note that pH actually means "Power of Hydrogen" so the more Hydrogen ions you have in solution, the more acidic a solution is.Based on the Lewis Definition, an Acid is a compound which accepts a lone pair of electrons. Hydrogen ions are positively charged and can take up a lone pair of electrons from another compound to form a covalent bond. So the more hydrogen ions you have, the more electron pairs you can accept and the more acidic it becomes.