Water, Solutions, pH, and Buffers

What common chemical includes safety warnings for being harmful if swallowed or inhaled, causes serious eye damage, and needs to be cleaned up immediately if spilled on the floor? Surprisingly, the dangerous chemical turns out to be water. A presentation covers the properties of water before going into the properties of solutions, pH, and buffers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of basic chemistry
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Pros

  • Provides simple illustrations to accompany the concepts
  • Uses color to highlight the major idea on each slide
Cons

  • None