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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch.17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Acids Introduction
Bases Introduction
Binary Acids
Amphoteric Species
Arrhenius Acids and Bases
Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
Lewis Acids and Bases
The pH Scale
Ka and Kb
pH of Strong Acids and Bases
Ionic Salts
pH of Weak Acids
pH of Weak Bases
Diprotic Acids and Bases
Diprotic Acids and Bases Calculations
Triprotic Acids and Bases
Triprotic Acids and Bases Calculations
Additional Guides
Conjugate Acids and Bases

An acid represents a covalent compound composed of a hydrogen ion and an anion

Identifying Acids

Concept #1: Many acids have the hydrogen ion at the beginning of their chemical structure, but there are exceptions. 

Example #1: Which of the following does not represent the possible structure of an acid?

a) HBr     b) HIO3     c) CH4     d) HOCI 

Concept #2: Acids belong to a distinct class of compounds based on their behavior when dissolved in water.

Example #2: H2SO4 is added to large container of water. How is the solution different from the original water? 

a) The solution has fewer hydrogen ions. 

b) The solution turns blue litmus paper red. 

c) The solution turns red litmus paper blue. 

d) The solution has more water molecules. 

Practice: Which of the following is true in regards to HNO3

a) It has a bitter taste.                                                                        b) It produces H+ ions in water.

c) It exists as only molecules when dissolved in H2O.                    d) It decreases the acidity of the solution.