Acid and Base Testing
Students study descriptions of indicators and the way they are used to identify acids and bases. They use this information to determine if unknown solutions are acids or bases.
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Acids, Bases, and Indicators—Colorful Chemistry
Lead the class in a colorful exploration of acids and bases as they learn to differentiate between the two. They identify common items considered acidic and basic, then explore their strengths and weaknesses. They titer solutions and...
7th - 12th Science
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