Acids and bases

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.

What makes a compound acidic or basic? We will learn about the different definitions for acids and bases, and how we measure how acidic or basic a substance is. We will be putting our chemical equilibrium knowledge to good use when we look at the reactivity of weak acids and bases.

In this tutorial, we will learn how the strength of an acid or base is related to the equilibrium reaction that is happening in our solution. We will also see what happens when we mix solutions of acids and bases in neutralization reactions.