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1 1 Acids and Bases What’s an Acid? –Acids called “Sauerstoff” in German –Biting or tart taste (lemons, Limes, vinegar) –Surplus of hydrogen (hydronium) ions What’s a Base? –Bases tend to be bitter (ammonia, carbonate) –Anti-Acid, hydroxide is opposite of hydrogen “Tums” the drug store antacid –Hydrogen ion deficiency, surplus of hydroxide

2 2 Acids Acidic Behavior –Sour taste (lemons, vinegar, carbonated drinks) HCl required for digestion –Acids dissolve most metals (Iron, Aluminum, Zinc) But not gold, silver, platinum –Dissolves some rocks (limestone, other carbonates) Often evolves gasses during reaction –Hydrogen from metals, Carbon dioxide from carbonate. –Sodium Bicarbonate used in lab to neutralize acids »NaHCO 3 + H +  CO 2 (gas) + Na + + H 2 O –Hydrogen Ion is responsible for acidity Conceptually treated as a free proton –Free nuclear particles don’t remain unattached for long –Acidic ion structure is H 3 O +, called “Hydronium” ion

3 3 Bases Base Behavior –Bitter or bad taste (ammonia) –Most properties the direct opposite of acids –However, some metals also dissolved by base Don’t make soap in an aluminum pan! –Soap is made from Lye and vegetable oil (or animal fat) –But there is a competing reaction in presence of Aluminum, which happened in my Junior High School science class –2Al + 6NaOH  3 H 2 (gas) + 2Na 3 AlO 3 (aq)…and pan went away, leaving a nasty mess and embarrassed instructor.

4 4 3 Definitions of Acids and Bases Simplest concept = Arrhenius model –Acidic when [H 3 O + ] > [OH - ] –Basic when [OH - ] > [H + ] –Requires Water to form ions in solution More common = Br Ø nsted model –Acids donate protons [H + ] to transfer –Bases [OH - ] accept protons (NH 3 + H +  NH 4 + ) –Does NOT require water, OK for organics Most General = Lewis model –Acids are electron pair ACCEPTORS –Bases are electron pair DONORS –Applicable anywhere

5 Arrhenius model First proposed that salts dissolving in water create ions which can carry an electric current Proposed his theory in 1884 that acids provide hydrogen ions in solution, bases provide hydroxide ions First in 1896 to relate carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere to surface temperature of earth, he predicted global warming due to burning of fossil fuels. Created concept of activation energy in 1889, that most reactions require overcoming an energy barrier. Created over 50 concepts we use today, although radical for his time.

6 Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter Ten6 Acids and Bases in Water An acid produces hydrogen ions, H +, when dissolved in water. (Arrhenius Definition) Hydronium ion: The H 3 O + ion formed when an acid reacts with water.

7 7 H 3 O is Trigonal Pyramid Tetrahedral …but missing one chemical bond (EPG = Electron Pair Geometry)

8 8 Hydrated Hydronium Hydronium picks up more water via Hydrogen Bonding

9 9 Arrhenius Limitations Only works with water involved –Limited to hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions Relies on concentrations of ions in solutions –Does not handle non-aqueous situations Cannot explain HCl(g) + NH 3 (g)  NH 4 Cl(s) –No Hydrogen or hydroxide ions in these gases –Same result in aqueous or gas phase reactions Organic reactions also not addressed –We needed a better model !

10 Bronsted & Lowry

11 Bronsted-Lowry Both came up with idea of proton transfer at the same time as acid-base definition. Bronsted “protonic theory” in 1923 –Hydrogen atom in acid loses an electron and becomes a “proton donor” –Hydroxide ion called “proton receiver” or base –Hydrogen & hydroxide combine forming water

12 12 Brønsted-Lowry Acids and Bases Brønsted–Lowry acids donate H + ions (protons) Monoprotic acids can donate 1 H + ion, –diprotic acids can donate 2 H + ions, and –triprotic acids can donate 3 H + ions.

13 13 A Brønsted–Lowry base accepts H + ions. An acid–base reaction is where a proton is transferred. Reaction need not occur in water.

14 14 More on Brønsted-Lowry Although not the most general theory, Brønsted- Lowry definition is the most widely used model. The strength of an acid by this definition is the stability of hydronium and the solvated conjugate base upon dissociation. Increasing or decreasing stability of the conjugate base will increase or decrease the acidity of a compound. This concept of acidity is used frequently for organic acids such as carboxylic acid. organic acidscarboxylic acid

15 Conjugate Acids & Bases Reactants exchange protons –No water or “hydronium” ions are needed –Reactions create “conjugates” Acid donates a proton (H + ) –What’s left is termed a “conjugate base” Base accepts a proton (H + ) –Base with added H + called a “conjugate acid”

16 Acetic Acid (Vinegar) example

17 17 Br Ø nsted Limitations Relies on proton transfer –Works well in most common situations –More general than Arrhenius –Also limited in scope Does not handle neutralization intuitively –Products are conjugates, not salts and water Not all reactions require hydrogen ion –BF 3 + NH 3  BF 3 NH 3 … no water, no protons Need a better model ! … (again)

18 Gilbert Norton Lewis

19 G. N. Lewis contributions Developed electron dot model in 1902,using cubes surrounding atoms with 8 corners for electrons, later published in 1916 First described the covalent bond in 1916 Formulated the electron pair theory of acid-base reactions in 1923 –Lewis acid is electron pair acceptor –Lewis base is electron pair donor Named the “photon” as smallest unit of radiant energy in 1926

20 20 Lewis Reaction, a 3-D view

21 21 Soda Pop … which model works? CO 2 (g) + H 2 O(l)  H 2 CO 3 (aq) –How do we explain this reaction? Ahrennius does NOT work, carbon dioxide is a gas … no hydrogen or hydroxide ions. Bronsted does NOT work, no proton exchange between water and a gas The Lewis acid-base theory can be used to explain why CO 2 dissolves in water.

22 22 Soda Water Formation The water molecule acts as an electron-pair donor, or Lewis base. The electron-pair acceptor is the carbon atom in CO 2. When carbon atom bonds to a pair of water molecule electrons, it no longer needs double bonds with both of it’s oxygen atoms. The net result of the reaction between CO 2 and water is carbonic acid, H 2 CO 3, in carbonated drinks

23 Which model to use? Always use the simplest one which works Many or most reactions are in water –Water reactions handled by Arrenihius, –The simplest and most appropriate for us Bronsted handles no water reactions –Limited due to proton transfer Lewis the most versatile, more complex –Good for gases, mixed phase reactions.

24 24 Summary Definitions of Acids and Bases Simplest concept = Arrhenius model –Acidic when [H + ] > [OH - ] –Basic when [OH - ] > [H + ] –Requires Water, acids are “hydronium ions” More common = Br Ø nsted model –Acids DONATE PROTONS –Acids DONATE PROTONS positive charge [H + ] is given –Bases accept protons [positive charge [H + ] is accepted –Does NOT require water, OK for organics, gases Most General = Lewis model –Acids ACCEPT ELECTRONS, –Acids ACCEPT ELECTRONS, negative charge [e - ] is accepted –Bases DONATE ELECTRONS, negative charge [e - ] given away –Lewis and Bronsted equivalent regarding charge transfer –Applicable anywhere We tend to use Arrhenius model in practice –Hydrogen and hydroxide ions in water –Neutralization yields water (not conjugates) –Reactions in solutions most common

25 25 Common Acids Sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4, is the largest quantity industrial chemical, and used in automobile batteries. Hydrochloric acid, HCl, is “stomach acid” in the digestive systems of most mammals. Phosphoric acid, H 3 PO 4, is used in fertilizers, and in soft drinks providing a tart taste. Nitric acid, HNO 3, is a strong oxidizing agent used for making fertilizers, explosives, many applications Acetic acid, CH 3 CO 2 H, acidic component of vinegar, natural product from oxidizing alcohol (turns sour) Formic acid, HCOOH, simplest organic acid, main constituent of bee and hornet stings.

26 26 Common Bases Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, or lye, is used in the production of aluminum, glass, and soap. Drain cleaners often contain NaOH because it reacts with the fats and proteins found in grease and hair. Calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH) 2, or slaked lime, is made by treating lime (CaO) with water. It is used in mortars and cements. An aqueous solution is often called limewater. Magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH) 2, or milk of magnesia, is an additive in foods, toothpaste, and many over-the- counter medications. Many antacids contain magnesium hydroxide. Ammonia, NH 3, is used primarily as a fertilizer. A dilute solution of ammonia is frequently used around the house as a glass cleaner.

27 27 Water can be acid or base Water can dissociate into ions –H 2 O  H + + OH - –This reaction is very slight –Acid and base in water = 10 -7 mole/liter Addition of other materials upsets balance –Acids such as HCl create big surplus of H + Acidic solutions are the result –Bases such as NH 4 OH create surplus of OH - Basic solutions are the result

28 28 Relative Strength Some acids are recognized as “Strong” –Sulfuric & Phosphoric Acids dissolve rust –Nitric Acid dissolves almost anything Others are “Weak” in everyday sense –Vinegar on salads, lemonade, soda-water Same idea applies to bases –Lye is strong …Drano (Lye+Aluminum) –Sodium Carbonate and ammonia are weak How about the “in between” material –Weak or diluted acids and bases

29 29 Strong Acids Highly dissociated ions in water –Most of acid is dissociated into hydrogen ions >50% dissociated is arbitrary definition of “strong” “strong” is not an indicator of chemical reactivity –Seven ordinary strong acids Halogen Acids –Hydrochloric, HCl swimming pools, etch steel, remove rust –Hydrobromic, HBr less aggressive than HCl, more costly –Hydroiodic, Hi Sulfuric, H 2 SO 4 Auto batteries Nitric, HNO 3 manufacture of explosives Chlorine Oxy-acids –Chloric, HCLO 3 strong Oxidizer –Perchloric, HClO 4 strong Oxidizer

30 30 Acid-Base strength Acid strength –“Strong” Acids highly dissociated Lots of Hydrogen Ion available Same as strong electrolytes (70% dissociated) As acid consumed, MORE dissociates into H + –Dissociation continues until all acid ion is made available and consumed –“Weak” Acids only modestly dissociated Equilibrium between dissociated and bonded Weak electrolytes are weak acids and vice versa Acetic acid 1.3% dissociated in 1M solution

31 31 Strong Electrolytes Strong Acids/Bases, electrolytes –Highly Ionized HCl ≈ 80% ionized in 0.1M solution BIG arrow in direction of dissociation  Little arrow in direction of recombination  –Strong electrolytes are good electrical conductors Auto batteries, dry cells, laptop batteries –Zinc Chloride, Manganese Dioxide, “gel-cells” Dangerous to be between power line and ground –Electrical system uses “ground” as return path –Electrocution potential between puddle and power line

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33 Mineral Acids All are polar, soluble in water –Simple combinations, small molecules Binary Inorganic halogen acids HCl, HBr, HF, HI HCl is “stomach acid” for digestion Oxyacids, oxygen containing anions HNO 3, H 2 SO 4, H 3 PO 4 Used in car batteries, etc. 33

34 Organic Acids Many found in plants and animals –Most are “carboxylic” acids Fruit & Vegitable acids –Malic Acid (apples) –Tartaric Acid (grapes) –Citric Acid (oranges, lemons, limes) –Oxalic Acid (rhubarb) Bodily Acids –Lactic Acid (milk) –Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 34

35 Carboxylic Acid Structure We are interested in –COOH, the acidic part of molecule “R” represents rest of molecule to which -COOH attached 35

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37 More examples of organic acids 37

38 Chemistry in poetry (Poetry in chemistry?) 38

39 39 Acids and Bases For our experiment, Arrhenius model –Requires water, that’s what we’re using –Treats acid and base as simple ions Water is somewhat unusual –Dissolves ions of other materials –Ions give solution acidic or basic properties –Water only slightly dissociates into ions itself

40 What is pH How to handle wide range of values –Earthquakes, Tsunamis –Radiation, sound –Acid and base strength Usual moles/liter is often inconvenient –Huge range of + and – exponents –What if we just use the exponents instead? –Definition: pH = - log[H + ] Log of an exponent is the exponent itself For acid 10^-5 moleH + /liter  - log (10^-5) = pH 5 For neutral 10^-7 moleH +/ Liter  -log(10^-7) = pH 7 For basic 10^-14 mole + //iter  -log(10^-14) = pH 14 Each pH unit changes concentration by 10X

41 Logarithms Base –Number being raised to an exponent power Exponent –How many times base is multiplied by itself Number –Result of base raised to an exponent Example –Base of 10 with exponent 3 10*10*10 = 10 3 = 1,000 Logarithm is the value of the exponent –Log 1000 = 3 (by inspection) –Log 1500 = 3.17 (use a calculator or tables)

42 42 Use of Logarithms Essential feature is scale compression Huge range turned into set of small numbers Same idea for Earthquakes and Tsunamis

43 pH Definition: pH = - log[H + ] –Scale compressed using logarithms –pH fully equivalent to moles/liter of H + ion Example –Lemon Juice is 0.01 mole/Liter for H + pH = - log[0.01] = - - 2.0 = +2.0 Applications –Stomach acid, fruit juice Calculations –[H + ] to pH, pH to [H + ]

44 44 pH math pH definition: pH = –log [H + ] pH from known value of [H + ] –If H+ = 10^-5 molar, pH = -log[10^-5] = 5 –If H+ = 1.5E-5 molar, pH = -log[1.5E-5] = 4.8 [H + ] from known value of pH –Must use “anti-logs” or exponentiation –pH = 5, [H+] = 10^-5 molar (by inspection) –pH =4.8, [H + ] = 10^-pH = 10^-4.8 = 1.5E-5

45 45 pH & pOH math pH definition: pH = –log [H + ] pOH definition: pOH = -log[OH - ] [H + ]*[OH - ] = 10^14 for aqueous solutions If [H + ]=10^-2, [OH - ]=10^-12, product is 10^-14 –If one goes up, other must go down … like a see-saw pH + pOH=14 (exponents add when multiplying) –If pH=5, pOH=11 sum is 14, same see-saw effect

46 pH & pOH symmetry

47 47 pH of acids pH is –log[H + ] = -log[10 -7 ] for water –As exponent gets smaller, [H + ] goes UP –This is due to exponent being NEGATIVE –As acid gets stronger, pH gets smaller [H] = 1/1000 m/l = [10^-3], so pH = -log[10^-3] = 3.0 [H] = 1/10 mole/liter =[10^-1], so pH=-log[10^-1] =1.0 –Smaller pH = MORE acidic. pOH applies to hydroxide ion –As [OH - ] increases, [H + ] decreases –Sum of (pH + pOH) ≡ 14 by definition – Water [H + ]*[OH - ] = [10^-7]*[10^-7]=10^-14 –Anything else = [10^3.7]*[10^10.3] –See-Saw between H + and OH -

48 48 Can use pH instruments

49 49 pH to mole/liter example This conversion either simple or complex –Integer pH numbers (1, 2, 3 …) are simple Mole/Liter exponent = pH value [H+] = 10 -2 mole/liter, pH=2 Non Integer numbers require a calculator –pH meter photo shows orange juice –pH =3.44 … what H + concentration? –[H+] = antilog of - 3.44 (exponentiation) 10^-pH = 10^-3.44 10^-3.44 = 3.63*10 - 4 moles/Liter

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51 51 pH to mole/liter example pH meter photo shows orange juice –If pH =3.44, what is H + concentration? –[H + ] = antilog of 3.44 = 10^-pH = 10^-3.44 –10^-3.44 = 3.63E-4 moles/Liter Calculators vary, for a TI-30stat (not TI-30x) –Enter 3.44 –Change sign (+/-) to -3.44 –(2 nd funtion, or INV) “10 X” (often over the “log” key) – “=“ 3.63E-4, or 0.000363 in moles/liter

52 52 Examples, mole/liter [H + ] to pH Getting pH from concentration is easiest –Enter concentration, H + ion is 0.000363 moles/liter –Use “Log” key, result is - 3.44 –Definition of pH is – log [moles/liter] –So pH is – (--3.44) or pH = 3.44 (acidic side) What if H+ is 0.0000000363 –Enter 0.0000000363 (7 zeros) –Use “Log” key, result is -7.44 (about neutral) H+ must be VERY low to have basic pH –Try 0.000000003 (8 zeros) – Use “Log” key, result is -8.44 (somewhat basic)

53 53 pH to mole/liter example, using multiple calculators For Casio fx-280 –Enter 3.44 –Change sign (+/-) to -3.44 –(2 nd function, or shift), then “10 X” (over the “log” key) – press “=“ to get 3.63E-4, or 0.000363 in moles/liter For TI 30x (similar to bookstore model) –Press 2 nd function (blue key) –press 10 x (above log key) Will get 10^( Use lower right key (-) to make value negative Enter value of pH (e.g. 3.44) Close parenthesis by adding “)” on the right Push “enter” or “=“ for the answer … 3.63x10^-4

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55 Stomach acid fairly strong pH of 2 similar to lemon juice acidity 55

56 56 HCl in the stomach we don’t drink HCl … so how does it get there?

57 2 minute U-Tube Video production of HCL in stomach by Parietal Cells 57

58 Basic pH idea is H + concentration

59 59 More pH examples [H+] pH Example Acids 1 mole/liter0 1 molar HCl 1 x 10-1 1 Stomach acid, HCl 1 x 10-2 2 Lemon juice, Citric Acid 1 x 10-3 3 Vinegar, Acetic Acid 1 x 10-4 4 Soda Water, Carbonic Acid 1 x 10-5 5 Rainwater 1 x 10-6 6 Milk Neutral 1x 10-7 7 Pure water Bases 1 x 10-8 8 Egg whites 1 x 10-9 9 Baking soda, sodium bicarbonate 1 x 10-10 10 Tums® antacid 1 x 10-11 11 Ammonia, ammonium hydroxide 1 x 10-12 12 Mineral lime - Ca(OH)2 1 x 10-13 13 Drano®, NaOH + aluminum metal 1 x 10-14 14 NaOH


61 pH and the Human Body

62 62 Acid Rain Formation non-polar sulfur soluble in non-polar oil (like dissolves like) Easily gets into fuel supplies, burns to form SO 2 Major problem in 1800’s London due to sulfur in coal S + O 2  SO 2 from burning coal, liquid fuels sulfur dioxide is further oxidized in air SO 2 + 1/2 O 2  SO 3 In the presence of water sulfur trioxide (SO 3 ) is converted rapidly to sulfuric acid :sulfur trioxidesulfuric acid SO 3 (g) + H 2 O(aq) → H 2 SO 4 (aq)

63 63 Acid rain cycle

64 64 Acid rain and Marble (limestone)

65 65 Acid Rain and the Taj Mahal Damage from acid rain mars some of the world’s finest cultural monuments. Emissions reductions, however, have helped slow the rate of damage in North America and Europe. India’s Taj Mahal hasnot not fared as well. Scientists blame pollution local foundries and a nearby oil refinery. ­

66 66 Air pollution sources

67 Acid rain across USA

68 68 pH of rain and fish habitat

69 69 Aquatic life, sensitivity to pH

70 70 How to measure pH? Indicators –Swimming pool kits for pH and chlorine/bromine –Color of dye can depend on acidity, chlorine, etc. –Natural dyes include berries, rhubarb, flowers. –Synthetic dyes designed for specific pH –Can combine dyes for rainbow of colors Instrumentation –Electric current through glass depends on H + –Thin glass membrane used as sensor –Voltage translates to pH

71 71 Natural pH indicator dyes in plants A nice science fair project last year BeetsGeranium petalsTea BlueberriesPetunia petalsCurry powder CarrotsPansy petalsThyme CherriesPoppy petalsTumeric GrapesViolet petals Onion Purple peoniesStrawberriesRose petals RhubarbTulip petals Red Cabbage Retrieved from

72 72 Litmus Paper Litmus is a mixture of 10 to 15 different dyes extracted from lichens. It is absorbed onto filter paper which becomes a pH indicator to test for acidity. Blue litmus paper turns red under acidic conditions and red litmus paper turns blue under basic conditions. Neutral litmus paper is purple in color. Parmelia sulcata

73 73 Litmus paper color changes

74 74 Synthetic indicator dyes engineered for specific pH “switch” “Universal Indicator” dye combinations give color rainbow

75 75 Laboratory Determination of Acidity (a) Universal indicator colors in solutions of known pH from 1 to 12. (b) Testing pH with a paper strip. Comparing the color of the strip with the code on the package gives the approximate pH.

76 76 Starch+Iodine  blue/black color Iodine can be used to tell if “Red Delicious” apples are ripe Immature “green” apples have excess starch  blue stain “overripe” apples more sugar, little starch  no iodine stain

77 77 Color indicators not too precise

78 Today’s Experiment Making our own indicator –Red Cabbage “soup” Testing household products –Cleaners, degreasers,etc.

79 Kitchen Chemistry, pH indicators

80 80 Now to the experiment Making an indicator –Our “cabbage soup” used as pH indicator Chop up sample of red cabbage Boiling water used to extract dyes Cool before using, use ice tray Remove & discard solids, retain dye solution –Testing household products in the lab 5 drops indicator to test tubes + household chems Note colors obtained, decide if acid or base

81 81 Experiment details Using the indicator –Use white ceramic plate with 12 “pockets” Put 5-6 drops known pH solutions in 10 pockets This your “reference” set of colors for each pH –Test household products, 2 nd ceramic plate Try ALL of the unknowns Put 5-6 drops unknown + cabbage indicator Match colors to determine pH of “unknowns” Label each with pH and note if acidic or basic

82 Cabbage Juice = pH Indicator

83 Cabbage Juice pH colors

84 Red Cabbage + Household Chem.

85 Cabbage colors in pH solutions

86 86 Testing outside of the lab Testing at home … take home some indicator –Identify pH of soil, leaves, plants Add materials to water, let soak, measure Dice large samples (e.g. leaves into small pieces) –Identify pH of items at home (not highly colored ones) Coffee, Tea, lemonade, milk, white wine, sodas Cleaning products, ammonia, detergent, oxy-clean, etc. –Holiday candidates Cranberry sauce, apple juice Soapy water Berry pie residue (add soap to dish)

87 Now to the benches … Let’s do it!

88 88 Examples, mole/liter to pH Getting pH from concentration is easy –Enter concentration, H + ion is 0.000363 moles/liter –Use “Log” key, result is -3.44 –Definition of pH is – log [moles/liter] –So pH is – (--3.44) or pH = 3.44 (acidic side) What if H+ is 0.0000000363 –Enter 0.0000000363 (7 zeros) –Use “Log” key, result is -7.44 (about neutral) H+ must be VERY low to have basic pH –Try 0.000000003 (8 zeros) – Use “Log” key, result is -8.52 (somewhat basic)

89 Note the scale compression log(1)=0, log(10)=1, log(100)=2, log(1000)=3, etc.

90 90 Carboxylic acids are characterized by the presence of at least one carboxyl group. The general formula is R-COOH, where R is a mono-valent functional group. A carboxyl formation consists of a carbonyl (RR'C=O) and a hydroxyl (R-O-H), which has the formula -C(=O)OH, usually written as -COOH or -CO2H Carboxylic acids are Brønsted-Lowry acids because they donate proton (H+). They are the most common type of organic acid. Among the simplest examples are formic acid H-COOH, which occurs in ants, and acetic acid CH3-COOH, which gives vinegar its sour taste. Acids with two or more carboxyl groups are called di- carboxylic, tri-carboxylic, etc. The simplest di-carboxylic example is oxalic acid (COOH)2, which is just two connected carboxyls. Mellitic acid is an example of a hexa-carboxylic acid. Other important natural examples are citric acid (in lemons) and tartaric acid (in tamarinds). Salts and esters of carboxylic acids are called carboxylates (-ic  -ate). When a carboxyl group is de-protonated, its conjugate base, a carboxylate anion is formed. Carboxylic acids are typically weak acids, they only partially dissociate into H+ cations and RCOO– anions in aqueous solution. At room temperature, only 0.4% of all acetic acid molecules are dissociated. Carboxylic acids often have strong odors. Most common are acetic acid (vinegar) and butanoic acid (rancid butter). On the other hand, esters of carboxylic acids tend to have pleasant odors and many are used in perfumes.

91 Ionization of Carboxylic Acid Terminal H of -COOH group dissociates to hydrogen ion Balance becomes carboxylate ion (conjugate base) 91


93 Soil

94 94 Lemon Juice … pH of 2 A “tribasic” acid, 3 H + ions per molecule


96 Stomach cross-section

97 97 Stomach has ≈ 2 moles/liter HCL

98 Gastric HCl Gastric acid is a digestive fluid, formed in the stomach. It has a pH of 1.5 to 3.5 and is composed of hydrochloric acid (HCl) (around 0.5%, or 5000 parts per million), and large quantities of KCl and NaCl.stomachpHhydrochloric acidparts per million The acid plays a key role in digestion of proteins, by activating digestive enzymes, and making ingested proteins unravel so that digestive enzymes can break down the long chains of amino acids.proteinsdigestive enzymesamino acids Gastric acid is produced by cells lining the stomach, which are coupled to systems to increase acid production when needed. Other cells in the stomach produce bicarbonate, to buffer the fluid, ensuring that it does not become too acidic. These cells also produce mucus, which forms a viscous physical barrier to prevent gastric acid from damaging the stomach.bicarbonatebuffermucus Cells in the beginning of the small intestine, or duodenum, further produce large amounts of bicarbonate to completely neutralize any gastric acid that passes further down into the digestive tract.duodenum The presence of gastric acid in the stomach and its function in digestion was first characterized by U.S. Army surgeon William Beaumont around 1830. Beaumont studied the stomach action of fur trapper Alexis St. Martin.William BeaumontAlexis St. Martin

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