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Overview of Acids & Bases - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes various discussions on acids and bases. By going through the lessons, you can get a better understanding of how acids and bases are measured. There's also a review of conjugate acids and bases. Once you have completed the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Explain how the acidity of liquids is measured
- Discuss the physical and chemical properties of elements
- Describe the neutralization process between acids and bases
- Provide details about how solutions are neutralized with sodium hydroxide
- Recount how acids in the environment can cause metal to corrode
Each of these lessons is concise and only takes approximately five minutes to complete. You can review all the lessons in sequential order or just the topics that you need. A brief quiz is available for each lesson, which is great for ensuring that you understand what you studied.
1. Acids and Bases
Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.
2. Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids
Elements are elementary! They are simple substances that cannot be broken down. Learn how each element has its own unique set of physical and chemical properties, and how we use those properties to categorize them as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.
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.
4. Neutralizing Solutions with Sodium Hydroxide
We often need to neutralize acidic solutions in order to dispose of them safely. In this lesson we will learn how to do this using sodium hydroxide and the precautions that we need to take.
5. Effects of Acidity on the Environment
Acids are all around you, but have you ever though about how acids impact the environment? This lesson will focus on acid rain and ocean acidification, discussing the chemical reactions that take place and the organisms affected.
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