In this lesson, students will use a simulation to observe at the molecular level the difference between strong and weak acids and bases.
- Students will observe at the molecular level what makes a substance an acid or a base in water.
- Students will observe at the molecular level the difference between strong and weak acids and bases.
- strong acid/base
- weak acid/base
About the Lesson
This lesson features simulations of a strong acid (HCl), a weak acid (HF), a strong base (NaOH), and a weak base (NH3) dissolving in water. Students will observe the changes that occur at the molecular level.
As a result, students will have a better understanding of:
- What makes a substance an acid or a base.
- What makes an acid or base strong or weak.
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