Acid-Base Indicators

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Acid-base indicators are an essential part of any chemistry classroom. Individuals explore the color-changing feature of the important indicators in a vibrant hands-on activity. Using serial dilution, learners create solutions ranging from 0 to 14 on the pH scale. They then test the pH and observe and make conclusions based on the results.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils make a Venn diagram with the features of acids and bases to review prior to the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure pupils have a solid understanding of the meaning of pH prior to the lesson
  • Allow time to collect and prepare the necessary materials
Pros

  • Includes a lab sheet describing the procedure and providing a table for data collection
  • Uses several different pH testers to allow for a comparison
Cons

  • None
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