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Acid-Base Reactions - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes lessons on acid-base reactions. You can simplify the process of learning about weak acids, weak bases, and buffers. You can also review the reactions of acids with carbonates and hydroxides. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Explain the Bronsted-Lowry definition of an acid
- Recall different definitions of bases from different scientists
- Provide examples of strong and weak acids and bases
- Discuss conjugate acids and bases
- Highlight examples of the reactions of acids with metals
Each lesson is concise and only takes about five to ten minutes to complete. You can review the entire chapter or just study the topics that you need to. A handy quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.
1. Bronsted-Lowry Acid: Definition & Examples
Two scientists came to a conclusion: an acidic solution behaves as proton donors, which is in the form of a hydrogen ion. This is what we call the Bronsted-Lowry definition of an acid, which is the main focus of this lesson.
2. Bronsted-Lowry Base: Definition & Examples
There are different definitions of bases from different scientists, so what classifies a solution as basic? In this lesson, we will learn about the definition of a basic solution proposed by two scientists, Bronsted and Lowry.
3. Strong Acids & Bases: Table & Examples
This lesson will touch on the basics of acids and bases. Learn about their formulas, how they are classified, and some of their common uses. Then learn how acids and bases are classified using Ka and Kb values.
4. Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers
This lesson covers both strong and weak acids and bases, using human blood as an example for the discussion. Other concepts discussed included conjugate acids and bases, the acidity constant, and buffer systems within the blood.
5. Reactions of Acids: Metals, Carbonates & Hydroxides
When you think of chemistry, mixing stuff together probably comes to mind. This lesson will discuss what happens when acids are mixed with metals, carbonates, and hydroxides, and will give the balanced equations and ionic equations for the reactions that take place.
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