Buffers, the Acid Rain Slayer

Titrations are a great work-out routine; you get buffer. But what are buffers and where do they naturally occur? Watch this explanation to find out. Also included are a discussion of acid rain, carbonate buffering, composition of buffers, pH of buffers, and titration. Demonstrations of experiments using buffers are included. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the topics included in the YouTube notes to create an outline for note taking
  • Complete the same demonstrations in class so students can observe them close up
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of pH, acids, and bases
  • Be aware that YouTube comments are open to the public and may be inappropriate
  • The 31st in a series of 46 videos
Pros

  • Perfect for either a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Includes closed captioning for taking notes
Cons

  • None