Tutorials and Problem Sets


  1. Observable properties of acids and bases
  2. Early acid base theories: Lavoisier and Davy
  3. Svante Arrhenius' theory of acids and bases
  4. Johannes Brønsted and Thomas Lowry: broadening the concept of acids and bases
  5. pH and how to calculate it
  6. pOH and how to calculate it
  7. Fifteen conversions between pH, pOH, [H3O+], and [OH¯]
  8. A warning about pH (and pOH) and sigificant figures
  9. A warning about putting numbers into the calculator
  10. Strong and weak acids & bases: definitions and descriptions
  11. Kw: The behavior of water and the relationship between pH and pOH
  12. The pH of a strong acid or base
  13. A trick pH question
  14. Intro to Ka: the acid ionization constant
  15. Intro to Kb: the base ionization constant
  16. The five percent rule
  17. KaKb = Kw
  18. What are salts?
  19. The chemical behavior of salts in water (hydrolysis)
  20. Introduction to buffers
  21. The Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases
  22. Titrating strong acids and bases: calculating volumes or molarities (10) (10)
  23. Titrating strong acids and bases: calculating masses (10) (15)
  24. Titrating weak acids and bases with strong acids and bases (15)
  25. What pH results when some strong acid and strong base solutions are mixed? (10) (15)
  26. What pH results when two solutions of differing pH values are mixed?
  27. What pH results from dissolving an oxide in water?
  28. Calculating the pH of sulfuric acid is a special case

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