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Chemistry: Swimming with Acids and Bases
by Texas Instruments - Simulation Lesson

Updated on March 11, 2015

Objectives

  • 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.

Vocabulary

  • acid
  • base
  • dissociation
  • ion
  • ionization
  • 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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