This webinar is the first part of our two-part (revamped) series on acid/base chemistry. You will learn about different types of acids and bases, how to relate pKa/pKb to acid/base strength, and how to calculate pH/pOH from strong or weak acids/bases. We will also introduce the concepts of salts and buffers. There are 3 types of salts—acidic, basic, natural—and an understanding of how they are created will have important ramifications for buffers and the next webinar on titrations.
Acids and Bases, Part 1
At a glance
Deduce basicity or acidity from structure and reaction
Simple acid base calculations
Strong and weak species calculations
Determine whether a salt is acidic, basic or neutral
Identify different types of acids/bases
Identify strong acids/bases
Simple acid/base equations
Simple log rules
Know the three different types of salts
On the MCAT
Acid/base problems can be calculation and time intensive
Common applications include amino acids, drugs, and the buffer systems in our blood (more on buffers in the next session)
Keep biochemistry and organic chemistry connections in mind
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