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Acids and bases

Arrhenius acids and basesArrhenius definition of acids and basespH, pOH, and the pH scaleBrønsted-Lowry acid base theoryBrønsted-Lowry definition of acids and basesAutoionization of waterWater autoionization and KwDefinition of pHpH, pOH of strong acids and basesStrong acids and strong basesAcid strength, anion size, and bond energy
Weak acid-base equilibriaConjugate acid-base pairsRelationship between Ka and KbpKa and pKb relationshipRelationship between Ka and KbKa and acid strengthWeak acid equilibriumWeak base equilibriumAcid-base properties of saltspH of salt solutions

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In this section we will be talking about the basics of acids and bases and how acid-base chemistry is related to chemical equilibrium. We will cover acid and base definitions, pH, acid-base equilibria, acid-base properties of salts, and the pH of salt solutions.