Ch 14: Acid-Base Balance

About This Chapter

Watch videos to learn the essentials of the acid-base balance. Each lesson offers step-by-step instructions for performing related calculations and provides plenty of definitions and explanations for key vocabulary.

Acid-Base Balance - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Our short and flexible video lessons are a useful tool for quickly getting up to speed on acids and bases. These lessons teach you all you need to know about weak acids and bases, pH and the pH scale, and buffers. You'll get hands-on experience performing calculations to find pH and can watch engaging lessons on blood buffering. If you miss a critical point in your first viewing, you can use the video tags to go back and review just the main points of the video. You'll also find quizzes that follow each lesson to assess your comprehension of the material. By watching these lessons, you'll learn:

  • Equations used measure acids and bases
  • The differences between strong and weak acids and bases
  • Methods for calculating pOH of a solution
  • Benefits resulting from having your blood buffered

Video Objective
Acids and Bases Determine how the pH scale is used to define an acid and a base.
Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers Explore the buffering systems found in blood and learn what it takes for an acid or base to be considered weak.
The pH Scale: Calculating the pH or pOH of a Solution Discover the history of the pH scale and its uses. Practice using the formulas to calculate pH or pOH of a solution.
Acid-Base Buffers: Calculating the pH of a Buffered Solution Describe what a buffer is and how it works. Use equations to calculate pH of a buffer solution in different situations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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