Instructional Video

Salts in Solution

Neutralization always happens when you mix an acid with a base, right? Well ... sort of. Expand the class' view of acid-base chemistry using an informative video. The narrator shows examples of salt hydrolysis, how buffers influence solution pH, and strong versus weak acid-base reactions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class research the processes that use buffers to maintain even pH levels
  • Show the video as a part of the transition from learning about strong acid-base interactions to systems that involve weak acids or bases
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure students are comfortable with pH, titration, and the differences between strong and weak acids and bases, as the video discusses these topics
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Animated titration curves allow viewers to compare equivalence points for different types of titrations
  • The narrator uses the important example of blood pH to explain how buffers work
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