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1 Chapter 9 – Acids and Bases BELLWORK Pure vinegar is an acid, called ________ acid

2 Key Questions: 1] What are the properties of acids? 2] What are the properties of bases? 3] How is pH related to the concentration of hydronium ions and hydroxide ions in solution? 4] What are some household products that contain acids, bases, and salts? Chapter 9 – Acids and Bases

3 State Standards CLE – Distinguish among acids, bases, and neutral substances CLE.3202.Inq.2 – Recognize that science is a progressive endeavor that reevaluates and extends what is already accepted

4 Key Terms -Acid : Lose an H + ion when ionized or dissolved in water. Acids are corrosive, taste sour, conduct electricity, and turn indicators different colors - Indicator : Compound that reversibly changes colors depending on pH - Electrolyte : Substance that dissolves in water enabling solution to conduct electricity

5 Key Terms -Base : Lose OH- when ionized or dissolved in water. Bases have bitter taste, and their solutions feel slippery. These solutions can also conduct electricity, turn indicators colors, and damage skin - pH : Value used to describe the amount of acidity or basicity ( each whole number on a scale from 0-14 indicates a tenfold change in acidity ) - Salt : A compound that has a negative ion and a positive ion bonded together ( NaCl )

6 Water H 2 O  H 3 O + + OH - Balanced? Dissolves itself to form H 3 O + and OH - – Hydronium and Hydroxide

7 Everyday Acids Citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges, contain citric acid. Apples contain malic acid; grapes contain tartaric acid. Acids increase amount of H 3 O + when added to water (Acids lose H + ions but water gains them!! )

8 Everyday Bases Bases increase amount of OH - when added to water – Bases may lose OH - but not always – As opposed to acids ( how? ) Common household cleaners ( ammonia based )

9 Everyday Salts Salts are not acids & bases ( but similar ) – They both can dissolve when added to water Common types: – Soap ( salts of Na or K and long hydrocarbon chains – Detergents – Salt ( Duuhh!! )

10 Indicators Acids turn Blue Litmus paper Red Bases turn Red Litmus paper Blue Demonstration – What happened? – Vinegar – Lemon Juice – Sodium Hydroxide ( NaOH ) – Milk of Magnesia – Tap water

11 pH pH values correspond to the amount of hydronium ions

12 Why It Matters Normal rain has a pH of about 5.6, so it is slightly acidic. Acid rain is a type of pollution in which the precipitation has a pH that is less than 5.0. Acid rain results from emissions of sulfur dioxide, SO 2, and nitric oxide, NO, which are gases from coal-burning power plants and automobiles. The gases react with compounds in the air to form sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4, and nitric acid, HNO 3.

13 Why It Matters Acid rain is a type of pollution that can have harmful effects on many parts of the environment, including animals, plants, and buildings Mercury ingestion – acid rain causes more organic mercury to form in lakes, streams, etc Organic mercury absorbs more easily in the human body!!

14 Chapter 9 – Acids and Bases Key Questions: 1] What are the properties of acids? 2] What are the properties of bases? 3] How is pH related to the concentration of hydronium ions and hydroxide ions in solution? 4] What are some household products that contain acids, bases, and salts?


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