Learning About Acids and Bases

by: John Eichinger

The chemistry of acids and bases is a fundamental area of study in the physical sciences. The following activity is really two exercises in one. First, students learn to distinguish between acids and bases using various color-changing indicator solutions. Second, students use their new knowledge of indicators to determine the relative acidity of several everyday foods. The lessons involve data collection, problem solving, and quantitative reasoning as students learn how chemists work with acids and bases.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/15/2009Stock # PB236X_13

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