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Acids and bases

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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
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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.