LEC 13 CHAP 16 - Chapter 16 Why study Acids and Bases In...

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TOUPADAKIS Lecture 13 Chapter 16 Chapter 16 What makes a substance behave as an acid or as a base? How do acids and bases function in plant and animal cells for the survival of individual organisms? What are the characteristic reactions of acids and bases which are two of the most common types of substances in the laboratory and in the everyday world? What’s the sourest food you’ve ever tasted? What is the behavior of acids and bases in terms of their structure and in terms of the chemical equilibria in which they participate? Why study Acids and Bases? In order to answer questions like:
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TOUPADAKIS Lecture 13 Chapter 16 Lecture 13 Arrhenius Theory of Acids and Bases. Brønsted-Lowry Theory of Acids and Bases. Base Ionization Constant ( K b ). Acid Ionization Constant ( K a ). Leveling Effect of Water. Self-Ionization of Water. Ion Product of Water. The pH Scale.
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