Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Activity 7: Acids and Bases

Activity 7: Acids and Bases

Water is everywhere! So, lets spend one more activity learning about one of the key aspects of water. Water has the ability to dissociate (break apart from HOH (or H2O) into H+ ions and OH- ions). We refer to solutions with lots of H+ ions as acids and solutions with lots of OH- ions as bases. By adding chemicals with H+ ions acidic solutions can be made. By adding chemicals with OH- ions basic solutions can be made.

Activity Tasks:

1. Review the Content Slides Acids and Bases on the D2L site.

2. Complete the Teaching Idea “Concept Questions for Chemistry using PhET” posted by Trish Loeblein on the pH Scale simulation at PHET (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ph-scale). On your blog post the answers with your scientific explanations from the “Clicker Questions pH Scale” posted by Trish.

3. Complete the Teaching Idea “Intro to Strong and Weak Acids and Bases” posted by Chris Bires on the Acid-Base Solutions simulation (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/acid-base-solutions) and post on your blog your data and answers to the questions posed.

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