Ch 56: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Acids, Bases & Reactions

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In this chapter of our MTEL Middle School Math/Science test prep course, you will continue your review of basic chemistry in preparation for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam. Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge and polish your skills.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Acids, Bases & Reactions - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the questions on the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam by refreshing your understanding of the reactions and interactions of acids, bases and neutrals. Check your knowledge of the pH scale and the Arrhenius definition as you view the video lessons in this chapter. The videos cover the following material:

  • Types of acid-base reactions, neutralization
  • Understanding the Arrhenius definition
  • Water autoionization, dissociation constant
  • Understanding and using the pH scale
  • Acids, bases, neutrals and salts
  • Coordinated compounds and bonding

These quick little videos provide a refreshingly interesting and easy way to review. Following each lesson, there is a quiz so that you can test your knowledge and retention of what you've seen. The quizzes have links that allow you to refer back to the lessons, and our instructors are always available for questions if you need help or clarification.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Acids, Bases & Reactions - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam is required for teacher certification. The lessons in this chapter correspond to Subarea VII: Chemistry. The test weighting of this subarea is about 8% of the test overall. Our lessons give you the grounding and reinforcement you will need to respond to the questions you will encounter on the test.

The MTEL Middle School Math/Science is a computer-based test with 100 multiple-choice questions that account for 80% of the total score and two open-ended questions that make up the other 20%. One of the open-ended assignments relates to math, the other to science. The open-ended questions may address any of the subareas within the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 56: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Acids, Bases & Reactions
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Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

1. Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

Learn how to write, identify and predict the products of simple synthesis and decomposition reactions. This includes the composition of reactions with oxygen, of two metals, and of metals with nonmetals, as well as the decomposition of metal carbonates, metal chlorates and metal hydroxides.

The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

2. 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.

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.

Dissociation Constant and Autoionization of Water

4. Dissociation Constant and Autoionization of Water

Learn the meaning of auto-ionization of water, sometimes called self-ionization, where water acts as a proton donor and acceptor to form both hydronium and hydroxide ions. Learn what the auto-ionization constant is and how to use it to determine the concentration of either hydroxide or hydronium ions in a solution when given the other value.

The pH Scale: Calculating the pH of a Solution

5. 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.

Acidic & Basic Salt Solutions: Explanation & Examples

6. Acidic & Basic Salt Solutions: Explanation & Examples

In this video lesson, you will learn how to tell if a salt solution is acidic, basic, or neutral. You will find out how to recognize the effect of individual ions in solution and how they can change the pH. A short quiz will test your knowledge.

Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers

7. 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.

Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

8. Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

Discover what a coordinated compound is. Understand how bonding occurs in coordinated compounds and some of the possible shapes coordinated compounds can be. Learn the uses in nature and industry for coordinated compounds.

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