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Acids and Bases

Beyond the general notions of acids and bases introduced in physical science (for example), this advanced review of the topic examines two relevant models: Arrhenius Model, and Brønsted-Lowry Model. Students examine similarities and differences of weak vs. strong acids – and the determination of acidity of a solution. Concepts of titration, the titration curve (also called the pH curve), and discussions of buffered solutions are reviewed.

Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material

3:47 The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases

11:32 How To Memorize The Strong Acids and Strong Bases

7:37 Arrhenius Equation


Advanced debate – students should frame an argument for or against the importance of this topic twenty years from today.

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Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Use mathematical and computational thinking.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Stability and Change.