Identifying Acids and Bases Video Lessons

Concept: Identifying Binary Acids.

# Problem: Classify these compounds as acid, base, salt, or other.Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.An acid is a compound that produces H + in solution. You can recognize acid formulas as those that start with H or end with COOHA base is a compound that produces OH− in solution. Base formulas often contain a metal cation with the hydroxide anion, OH− . Bases that do not contain OH usually contain N. These bases can react with an H2O molecule to produce hydroxide in solution.A salt is an ionic compound that is neither an acid nor a base. To identify a salt, look for a formula that contains a cation that is not H+ and an anion that is not OH− .Some compounds that contain H are neither acid, nor base, nor salt. For example, hydrocarbons are not acids even though their formulas contain H. Hydrocarbons are easy to recognize since their formulas contain only C and H, such as C6H14.

###### Problem Details

Classify these compounds as acid, base, salt, or other.

Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.

An acid is a compound that produces H + in solution. You can recognize acid formulas as those that start with H or end with COOH

A base is a compound that produces OH in solution. Base formulas often contain a metal cation with the hydroxide anion, OH . Bases that do not contain OH usually contain N. These bases can react with an H2O molecule to produce hydroxide in solution.

A salt is an ionic compound that is neither an acid nor a base. To identify a salt, look for a formula that contains a cation that is not H+ and an anion that is not OH .

Some compounds that contain H are neither acid, nor base, nor salt. For example, hydrocarbons are not acids even though their formulas contain H. Hydrocarbons are easy to recognize since their formulas contain only C and H, such as C6H14.