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Acids & Bases
By Robert McGee
Our Goals for today
• To determine the difference
between Acids & Bases
• Discuss the importance of
studying Acids & Bases...
What is the pH scale?
• The pH
scale
measures
how acidic
or basic a
solution is.
The pH scale
• The pH scale is the concentration
of hydrogen ions in a given
substance.

[ ]

pH = − log H

+
Identifying Acids and Bases
• Acids have a ph from 0-7
• Lower pH value indicates a
stronger acid.

• Bases have a pH from...
[OH ]
−

Definitions of Acids and Bases
• An acid is a substance that breaks
+
into [ H ] ions in an aqueous
solution.
• A...
Did we Miss something??
• What happens when the pH of a
substance is 7?
• Ans: A pH level of 7 indicates a
Neutral Substan...
Test Your Knowledge
• What is the range of an ACID on
the pH scale?
Ans: 0-7
• What is the range of a BASE and
what is ano...
Characteristics Of Acids
Acids can be characterized by:
1. A sour taste.
2. It turns blue litmus paper red
3. It tastes so...
Characteristics of Bases
A Base is characterized by:
1. A bitter taste. (Milk of Magnesia)
2. It feels slippery. (Soapy Wa...
Why Learn about Acids & Bases?
• What do you think is the pH level
of tap water?
• The pH of a swimming pool must
be check...
Today’s Experiment
• Test the pH of Pepsi, tap water,
and drain cleaner

• GOOD LUCK!!!
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  1. 1. Acids & Bases By Robert McGee
  2. 2. Our Goals for today • To determine the difference between Acids & Bases • Discuss the importance of studying Acids & Bases • Perform an experiment dealing with Acids & Bases
  3. 3. What is the pH scale? • The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a solution is.
  4. 4. The pH scale • The pH scale is the concentration of hydrogen ions in a given substance. [ ] pH = − log H +
  5. 5. Identifying Acids and Bases • Acids have a ph from 0-7 • Lower pH value indicates a stronger acid. • Bases have a pH from 7-14 • Higher pH value indicates a stronger base.
  6. 6. [OH ] − Definitions of Acids and Bases • An acid is a substance that breaks + into [ H ] ions in an aqueous solution. • A Base (alkaline) is a substance that breaks into [OH − ] ions in an aqueous solution. • Note: aqueous solution is any solution where H 2 O is the solvent.
  7. 7. Did we Miss something?? • What happens when the pH of a substance is 7? • Ans: A pH level of 7 indicates a Neutral Substance i.e: Water!
  8. 8. Test Your Knowledge • What is the range of an ACID on the pH scale? Ans: 0-7 • What is the range of a BASE and what is another name for a BASE? Ans: 7-14, Alkaline
  9. 9. Characteristics Of Acids Acids can be characterized by: 1. A sour taste. 2. It turns blue litmus paper red 3. It tastes sour. Try drinking lemon juice (citric acid)
  10. 10. Characteristics of Bases A Base is characterized by: 1. A bitter taste. (Milk of Magnesia) 2. It feels slippery. (Soapy Water) 3. It turns Red Litmus Blue.
  11. 11. Why Learn about Acids & Bases? • What do you think is the pH level of tap water? • The pH of a swimming pool must be checked periodically. Why? • Is it important for Lakes & Rivers to maintain a certain pH?
  12. 12. Today’s Experiment • Test the pH of Pepsi, tap water, and drain cleaner • GOOD LUCK!!!
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