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Ch 37: Michigan Merit Exam: Acids & Bases

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Our study chapter on acids and bases is designed to help you prepare for the chemistry section of the Michigan Merit Exam. The brief and engaging video lessons were written by experienced teachers who are available to answer your questions as you go.

Michigan Merit Exam: Acids & Bases - Chapter Summary

Learn about the changing theories on the nature of acids and bases through time. These entertaining lessons on chemistry can help you get ready for the Michigan Merit Exam's related questions. You'll study the following topics:

  • Definitions of acids and bases by various chemists
  • Neutralization
  • Acid-base reactions
  • The pH scale
  • Calculations on the pH scale

You can watch our brief video lessons as many times as necessary or browse them topic by topic with the interactive timeline feature. To increase comprehension, you can read the written lesson transcript. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to ensure information retention and prepare for the real test.

Michigan Merit Exam: Acids & Bases Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) is given to 11th-grade students in the public schools of Michigan every spring. It is intended to gauge the academic development of the students relative to the standards laid down by the state. This chapter is relevant to the science session of the computer-based M-Step test, which is one of three tests that make up the MME. The M-Step itself has four different sections: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The science session of the M-Step is not formally timed but has an expected duration of 50 minutes per section.

4 Lessons in Chapter 37: Michigan Merit Exam: Acids & Bases
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The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

1. The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of Arrhenius acids and bases, discover some of their chemical properties and learn some examples. You will also learn about the difference between strong and weak Arrhenius acids and bases.

The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

2. The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

Learn the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of an acid and base. Discover how these theories differ from each other and from the Arrhenius theory of an acid and base. Learn how to identify an acid in terms of proton donation and a base as a proton acceptor, and explain what a conjugate acid or base is.

Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

3. Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

From this lesson, you will understand the neutralization process between acids and bases. Learn how a hydroxide ion from a base reacts with a hydronium ion from an acid to neutralize each other and form water. Discover what conjugate acids and bases are and what the definition of amphoteric is.

The pH Scale: Calculating the pH of a Solution

4. The pH Scale: Calculating the pH of a Solution

Learn the history of the pH scale, how to describe it and why it is used by scientists. Discover how to calculate the pH of an acid or base solutions given either the hydroxide ion concentration or the hydronium ion concentration. Learn how to start with the pH and calculate the hydroxide and hydronium ion concentrations.

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