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Pg 164-165 pH Reminder: Water is held together by ___________________ bonds. These are relatively __________ bonds. These bonds are constantly _________.

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3 pH Reminder: Water is held together by ___________________ bonds. These are relatively __________ bonds. These bonds are constantly _________ and _____________. Water molecules can naturally break apart. This is called the dissociation of water.

4 Acids, Bases and pH One water molecule in 550 million naturally dissociates into a Hydrogen Ion (H+) and a Hydroxide Ion (OH-) Hydrogen Ion Hydroxide Ion Acid Base Acid Base H 2 O  H + + OH -

5 The pH Scale **Some compounds form acids or bases Scientists use something called the pH scale to measure how acidic or basic a liquid is The scale looks at the concentration of positively charged hydrogen ions (H+) in a solution vs. the amount of negatively charged hydroxide ions (OH-) The scale goes from values 0 through 14. Brain pop

6 Acids Tastes sour Corrodes metals An acid releases hydrogen ions when it dissolves in water. -High H + concentration -Low OH- concentration - pH less than 7

7 Bases Tastes bitter, chalky Feels soapy, slippery A base releases hydroxide ions

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9 Summary! If you have an ionic compound and you put it in water, it will break apart into two ions. If one of those ions is H+, the solution is acidic. If one of the ions is OH-, the solution is basic. There are other ions that make acidic and basic solutions, but we won't be talking about them here.

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11 Neutral Pure water contains small, but equal amounts of ions: H+ and OH- On the pH scale the number is 7

12 Acids vs Bases Acids: Anything that dissolves in water and adds H+. Bases: Anything that dissolves in water and adds OH- ions.

13 Buffers Buffer - mixtures that can react with acids or bases to prevent major pH changes. Buffered aspirin has a coating on it to prevent the acids in your stomach from dissolving it right away.

14 Amount of base added Buffering range 452 pH Buffers & Cellular Regulation pH of cells must be kept ~7 pH affects the shape of molecules shape of molecules affects function pH affects cellular function Buffers Control pH donate H+ when [H + ] falls absorb H+ when [H + ] rises Honors Biology


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