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Learning Outcomes 

Students should be able to:


(a) describe the meanings of the terms acid and alkali in terms of the ions they produce in aqueous solution and their effects on Universal Indicator 

(b) describe how to test hydrogen ion concentration and hence relative acidity using Universal Indicator and the pH scale 

(c) describe the characteristic properties of acids as in reactions with metals, bases and carbonates 

(d) describe the reaction between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions to produce water, H+ + OH– → H2O as neutralisation 

(e) describe the importance of controlling the pH in soils and how excess acidity can be treated using calcium hydroxide (f) describe the characteristic properties of bases as in reactions with acids and with ammonium salts 

(g) classify oxides as acidic, basic, amphoteric or neutral based on metallic / non-metallic character 


Sample Worksheet 

Acids and Bases Sample worksheet