In this lesson you will review the properties of acids and bases, define and identify acid-base pair conjugates and use the ion-product constant (self-ionization) of water to solve problems involving concentration of hydronium and hydroxide ions in aqueous solutions.
By the end of this students should be able to:
- list the properties of acid and bases.
- identify acid-base pair conjugate in reversible reactions.
- define how water self-ionizes and calculate the concentration of hydronium H3O+ ions and hydroxide OH– ions in aqueous solutions.
- determine the acidity of aqueous solutions using the water ion-product constant equation.
- define the concept of pH and the pH scale and establish the relationship between pH, pOH and pKw.
- solve problems involving [H3O+ ] and [OH–], pH and pOH ions in aqueous solutions.
Let’s start by examining the properties of acid and bases in the video lesson below:
To gain practice recognizing acid-base pair conjugates, please answer the questions in the worksheet below:
The video lesson below introduces you to the concept of pH, the pH scale and the relationship between pH, pOH and pKw. Please watch it and take notes.
To be able to solve pH, pOH, pKw related problems, please answer the problems in the worksheet below. The answer key is included.