Unit 11: Acids & Bases


Acids & Bases

Note: The link above is only for the note portion of the unit packet. If you need another copy of the class version of the packet (which includes a variety of additional activities and worksheets related to the unit), you need to email me, as the class version contains some materials which are not allowed to be posted in public webspace

Unit Presentation:

Unit Content:

1. Arrhenius Acids & Bases

Pre-Video 1: Arrhenius Acids

Pre-Video 2: Naming Arrhenius Acids

Pre-Video 3: Arrhenius Bases

BONUS MUSIC VIDEO: Acids and Bases

BONUS MUSIC VIDEO: The Bromthymol Blues

2. Neutralization

Pre-Video 1: Neutralization and Titration

Pre-Video 2: Neutralization Reactions (Advanced)

Pre-Video 3: Titration

3. Acid-Base Equilibria

Pre-Video 1: pH – The Basics

Pre-Video 2: Kw

Pre-Video 3: Calculating the pH of a Strong Acid

Pre-Video 4: Calculating the pH of a Strong Base

4. Bronstead-Lowry Acids & Bases

Pre-Video 1: Bronsted/Lowry Theory Of Acids and Bases

Pre-Video 2: Conjugate Pairs

Pre-Video 3: Ka and Acid/Base Strength

Supplementary Materials

PhET Simulations:

These programs help simulate a variety of topics that we discuss in the course. We frequently use them in class, but they are also provided here for your own, personal, use. Note: Many of these simulations require Java to be installed on the computer you are using them on.

Acid-Base Solutions:

Acid-Base Solutions
Click to Run

pH Scales:

pH Scale
Click to Run

Crash Course Chemistry Videos:

These videos come from YouTube's "Crash Course" channel. In them, Hank Green covers the material of a typical introductory course. Please note that these videos are presented, sorted by unit, but that the sequence within each page is not the same sequence as the instructional sequence for the unit. Also note that these videos contain additional material that is not discussed in class, and that there may be material covered in class that is not specifically discussed in these videos.

Acid-Base Reactions in Solution: Crash Course Chemistry #8

pH and pOH: Crash Course Chemistry #30

Buffers- The Acid Rain Slayer: Crash Course Chemistry #31

Mr. Rosengarten's Website:

From Mr. Rosengarten's Website. Includes tutorial videos, songs, etc.