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ACIDS, BASES, AND PH pp. 39-44. NEED TO MEMORIZE THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS FOR YOUR QUIZ AND TEST! ELEMENTS H: hydrogen O: oxygen N: nitrogen.

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1 ACIDS, BASES, AND PH pp. 39-44

2 NEED TO MEMORIZE THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS FOR YOUR QUIZ AND TEST! ELEMENTS H: hydrogen O: oxygen N: nitrogen C: carbon Na: sodium Cl: chlorine K: potassium S: sulfur COMPOUNDS H 2 O: water NaCl: sodium chloride/salt H 2 SO 4 : sulfuric acid HCl: hydrochloric acid NaOH: sodium hydroxide CO 2 : carbon dioxide O 2 : oxygen gas

3 ACIDS AND BASES H 2 O = water H + = hydrogen ion H 2 O + H +  H 3 O + OH - = hydroxide ion

4 WHAT IS AN ACID? o solution that has an excess of H+ ions. o It comes from the Latin word acidus that means "sharp" or "sour". o The more H + ions, the more acidic the solution.

5 PROPERTIES OF AN ACID o Tastes Sour o Corrosive o which means they break down certain substances. Many acids can corrode fabric, skin,and paper

6 USES OF ACIDS o Acetic Acid = Vinegar o Citric Acid = lemons, limes, & oranges. It is in many sour candies such as lemonhead & sour patch. o Ascorbic acid = Vitamin C which your body needs to function. o Fertilizers, steel, paints, and plastics. o Car batteries

7 WHAT IS A BASE? o solution that has an excess of OH- ions. o Another word for base is alkali.

8 PROPERTIES OF A BASE o Feel Slippery o Taste Bitter o Corrosive

9 USES OF BASES o Cleaning products o The OH- ions interact strongly with certain substances, such as dirt and grease. o Chalk and oven cleaner are examples of familiar products that contain bases.

10 PH o measures acidity (from 0-14) and how much OH-/H + is present. The closer to 0, the more the H + 0 -6 = acid 7 = neutral 7-14 = base o Can use indicators to tell the pH (phenol red, pH paper, litmus, red cabbage)

11 PH SCALE o A change of 1 pH unit represents a tenfold change in the acidity of the solution. o For example, if one solution has a pH of 1 and a second solution has a pH of 2, the first solution is not twice as acidic as the second—it is ten times more acidic.


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