ACIDS Have a sour taste. Vinegar is a solution of acetic acid. Citrus fruits contain citric acid. React with certain metals to produce hydrogen gas. React with carbonates and bicarbonates to produce carbon dioxide gas Have a bitter taste. Feel slippery. Many soaps contain bases. Bases
þ Produce H + (as H 3 O + ) ions in water (the hydronium ion is a hydrogen ion attached to a water molecule) þ Taste sour þ Corrode metals þ Electrolytes þ React with bases to form a salt and water þ pH is less than 7 þ Turns blue litmus paper to red “Blue to Red A-CID” SOME PROPERTIES OF ACIDS
Produce OH - ions in water Taste bitter, chalky Are electrolytes Feel soapy, slippery React with acids to form salts and water pH greater than 7 Turns red litmus paper to blue “Basic Blue” SOME PROPERTIES OF BASES
NaOHsodium hydroxidelye KOHpotassium hydroxideliquid soap Ba(OH) 2 barium hydroxidestabilizer for plastics Mg(OH) 2 magnesium hydroxide“MOM” Milk of magnesia Al(OH) 3 aluminum hydroxideMaalox (antacid) Al(OH) 3 aluminum hydroxideMaalox (antacid) SOME COMMON BASES
Definition #1: Arrhenius (traditional) Acids – produce H + ions (or hydronium ions H 3 O + ) Bases – produce OH - ions (problem: some bases don’t have hydroxide ions!) ACID/BASE DEFINITIONS
Arrhenius acid is a substance that produces H + (H 3 O + ) in water Arrhenius base is a substance that produces OH - in water
ACID/BASE DEFINITIONS Definition #2: Brønsted – Lowry Acids – proton donor Bases – proton acceptor A “proton” is really just a hydrogen atom that has lost it’s electron!
A Brønsted-Lowry acid is a proton donor A Brønsted-Lowry base is a proton acceptor acid conjugate base base conjugate acid
ACID-BASE THEORIES The Brønsted definition means NH 3 is a BASE in water — and water is itself an ACID
Label the acid, base, conjugate acid, and conjugate base in each reaction: LEARNING CHECK! HCl + OH - Cl - + H 2 O H 2 O + H 2 SO 4 HSO 4 - + H 3 O +
THE pH SCALE IS A WAY OF EXPRESSING THE STRENGTH OF ACIDS AND BASES. INSTEAD OF USING VERY SMALL NUMBERS, WE JUST USE THE NEGATIVE POWER OF 10 ON THE MOLARITY OF THE H + (OR OH - ) ION. UNDER 7 = ACID 7 = NEUTRAL OVER 7 = BASE
pH = - log [H+] (Remember that the [ ] mean Molarity) Example: If [H + ] = 1 X 10 -10 pH = - log 1 X 10 -10 pH = - (- 10) pH = 10 Example: If [H + ] = 1.8 X 10 -5 pH = - log 1.8 X 10 -5 pH = - (- 4.74) pH = 4.74 CALCULATING THE PH
Find the pH of these: 1) A 0.15 M solution of Hydrochloric acid 2) A 3.00 X 10 -7 M solution of Nitric acid TRY THESE!
If the pH of Coke is 3.12, [H + ] = ??? Because pH = - log [H + ] then - pH = log [H + ] - pH = log [H + ] Take antilog (10 x ) of both sides and get 10 -pH = [H + ] [H + ] = 10 -3.12 = 7.6 x 10 -4 M *** to find antilog on your calculator, look for “Shift” or “2 nd function” and then the log button *** to find antilog on your calculator, look for “Shift” or “2 nd function” and then the log button PH CALCULATIONS – SOLVING FOR H+
A solution has a pH of 8.5. What is the Molarity of hydrogen ions in the solution? PH CALCULATIONS – SOLVING FOR H+ pH = - log [H + ] 8.5 = - log [H + ] -8.5 = log [H + ] Antilog -8.5 = antilog (log [H + ]) 10 -8.5 = [H + ] 3.16 X 10 -9 = [H + ] pH = - log [H + ] 8.5 = - log [H + ] -8.5 = log [H + ] Antilog -8.5 = antilog (log [H + ]) 10 -8.5 = [H + ] 3.16 X 10 -9 = [H + ]
MORE ABOUT WATER H 2 O can function as both an ACID and a BASE. In pure water there can be AUTOIONISATION Equilibrium constant for water = K w K w = [H 3 O + ] [OH - ] = 1.00 x 10 -14 at 25 o C
In a neutral solution [H 3 O + ] = [OH - ] so K w = [H 3 O + ] 2 = [OH - ] 2 and so [H 3 O + ] = [OH - ] = 1.00 x 10 -7 M MORE ABOUT WATER Autoionization
Since acids and bases are opposites, pH and pOH are opposites! pOH does not really exist, but it is useful for changing bases to pH. pOH looks at the perspective of a base pOH = - log [OH - ] Since pH and pOH are on opposite ends, pH + pOH = 14 POH
What is the pH of the 0.0010 M NaOH solution? [OH-] = 0.0010 (or 1.0 X 10 -3 M) pOH = - log 0.0010 pOH = 3 pH = 14 – 3 = 11 OR K w = [H 3 O + ] [OH - ] [HO + ] = 1.0 x 10 -11 M [H 3 O + ] = 1.0 x 10 -11 M pH = - log (1.0 x 10 -11 ) = 11.00 [H 3 O + ], [OH - ] AND PH
The pH of rainwater collected in a certain region of the northeastern Australia on a particular day was 4.82. What is the H + ion concentration of the rainwater? The OH - ion concentration of a blood sample is 2.5 x 10 -7 M. What is the pH of the blood?
Calculating [H 3 O + ], pH, [OH - ], and pOH Problem 1: A chemist dilutes concentrated hydrochloric acid to make two solutions: (a) 3.0 M and (b) 0.0024 M. Calculate the [H 3 O + ], pH, [OH - ], and pOH of the two solutions at 25°C. Problem 2: What is the [H 3 O + ], [OH - ], and pOH of a solution with pH = 3.67? Is this an acid, base, or neutral? Problem 3: Problem #2 with pH = 8.05?
HNO 3, HCl, H 2 SO 4 and HClO 4 are among the only known strong acids. Strong and Weak Acids/Bases The strength of an acid (or base) is determined by the amount of IONIZATION.
STRONG AND WEAK ACIDS/BASES Generally divide acids and bases into STRONG or WEAK ones. STRONG ACID: HNO 3 (aq) + H 2 O (l) ---> H 3 O + (aq) + NO 3 - (aq) HNO 3 is about 100% dissociated in water.
Weak acids are much less than 100% ionized in water. One of the best known is acetic acid = CH 3 CO 2 H Strong and Weak Acids/Bases
Strong Base: 100% dissociated in water. NaOH (aq) ---> Na + (aq) + OH - (aq) NaOH (aq) ---> Na + (aq) + OH - (aq) Strong and Weak Acids/Bases Other common strong bases include KOH and Ca(OH) 2. CaO (lime) + H 2 O --> Ca(OH) 2 (slaked lime) Ca(OH) 2 (slaked lime) CaO
Weak base: less than 100% ionized in water One of the best known weak bases is ammonia NH 3 (aq) + H 2 O (l) NH 4 + (aq) + OH - (aq) Strong and Weak Acids/Bases