Study Guide

Acids and Bases Topics

What Are Acids and Bases?

Before 1884, the definition of an acid had not advanced much beyond "the stuff in lemons that...

Water as an Acid and Base

If you thought water was a simple, innocent molecule, think again. By day, water is a refreshing...

pH: Definition and Measurement

Are you tired of writing out really tiny numbers in scientific notation to express the...

The Equilibria of Acid-Base Solutions

In this section we will tackle the difficult challenge of calculating equilibrium concentrations...

Salts and Acids and Bases

In this section we'll talk about the dirty little secret that some molecules disguised as...

Buffer Solutions and Titrations

The interplay of acids and bases and their conjugates is at the heart of the topics covered in...

Properties that Determine Acid Strength

So far we've seen a few definitions of an acid, with the most popular being the...

Common Mistakes

Do not confuse acid and base strength with concentration. Increasing or decreasing the...

Test Your Knowledge

1. Which of the following bases satisfy the definition proposed by Brønsted and Lowry but...