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Unit Eleven:  Acid Base Chemistry

The student can:  

  • define acids and bases using the Arrhenius definition.
    identify properties and characteristics of acid base solutions
  • discuss and compare the ionization of strong acids and bases
  • write ionization equations for acids and describe the difference between a strong and a weak acid (or base)
  • recognize how materials other than compounds beginning with an H+ or having OH- in them can have acidic and basic properties
  • identify substances as to whether they are
    • acids/bases
    • acidic anhydrides
    • basic anhydrides
    • acidic salts
    • neutral salts
    • basic salts
  • specify an acid and a base from which a specific salt could be produced
  • explain how all water solutions can be considered acidic, basic, or neutral
  • calculate the pH, pOH, and [H+] and [OH-] for both strong and weak acids and bases (for the weak acids and bases an equilibrium constant will need to be used.)
  • write reactions between an acid and a
    • carbonate
    • base (neutralization reactions)
    • metal
  • calculate molarity data of an unknown acid or base from titration data
  • perform a titration of an unknown acid and/or a base identifying the equivalence point
  • given information about the nature of an acid base indicators, identify the indicators would be best used in a titration
  • apply various aspects of acid base equilibria to understand one of several phenomena

Ongoing themes

  • Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
  • Use technology (hand tools, measuring instruments, calculators, computers) and mathematics to perform and communicate scientific investigations (SC. 9.9-12.7)
  • Knows how basic research and applied research contribute to new discoveries, inventions, and applications (SC.8.9-12.5)

Unit Twelve:  Reaction Chemistry

The student can:  

  • identify various effects on the rate of a reaction
    • impact of changing…
      • changing concentration (or pressure)
      • changing surface area
      • changing temperature
      • addition of a catalyst
  • draw an energy diagram and identify different components in the graph
    • activation energy
    • heat of reaction
    • reactants
    • products
    • impact of adding a catalyst
    • activated complex
  • explain the meaning of a reaction mechanism utilizing collision theory (the idea that for a reaction to occur, particles must collide)  and incorporate into that understanding the following terms… reactants, activation energy, products, activated complex


D.C. Everest Senior High
6500 Alderson Street
Weston, WI 54476

Bill Heeren, Teacher
November 16, 2013

Phone (715) 359-6561
Extension 4204
Fax (715) 355-7220