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Acid-base equilibria

Chemical Equilibrium

A series of collaborative learning activities and accompanying text that develop chemical equilibrium, including acid-base chemistry, formation of water-soluble complexes, and solubility are provided. These activities are intended to be done in class by students working in groups, but can be modified for use as out-of-class exercises. Learning objectives, an instructor’s manual, and out-of-class problems are…

Acids-Base Chemistry

Students will learn to: Recall basic calculations and definitions about acid-base chemistry. Interpret the pH scale and use Kw to draw relationships between [H+] and [OH–]. Write reactions represented by Ka and Kb for monoprotic acids.…


Students will learn to: Identify a buffer solution. Calculate the pH of a buffer solution. Calculate the amount of reagents required to prepare a buffer solution. Design an acid/base titration Choose a proper acid/base indicator

Neutralization Reactions

Students will learn: Write the neutralization reaction between an acid and base. Determine if a neutralization reaction goes to completion. Calculate the equivalence point of a titration. Use stoichiometry to determine the dominate species present after a neutralization reaction.
Interpreting primary literature

Interpreting the Primary Literature

Introduction These assignments are designed to be capstone activities at the end of units on figures of merit (such as sensitivity and LOD), acid-base equilibria, separations, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and electrochemistry. Each assignment consists of an out-of-class reading assignment drawn from the primary literature accompanied by objective questions and a set of open-ended, in-class discussion questions.…