Unformatted text preview: Acids and Bases • Acids are proton (hydrogen ion) donors, and bases are proton acceptors. The pH Scale • A neutral solution has an equal number of hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions and a pH of 7.0. • An acidic solution has more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions and a pH of less than 7.0. • A basic solution has fewer hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions and a pH greater than 7.0. Salts • A salt is formed when an acid reacts with a base. Buffers • Buffers are chemicals that resist changes in pH when acids or bases are added. Inorganic Chemistry • Inorganic chemistry is mostly concerned with noncarbon-containing substances, but does include such carbon-containing substances as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide • Oxygen is involved with the extraction of energy from food molecules. • Carbon dioxide is a by-product of the breakdown of food molecules....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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