Diprotic Acids

Break down an explanation of diprotic acids for your young chemists with this short instructional video. Using the example of hydrogen sulfide, Paul Groves demonstrates how to calculate the concentration of different products given the equilibrium constants for each stage of the acid's disassociation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add this video to a high school chemistry unit on acids and bases
  • Create a worksheet with the three example problems on it so students can follow along with the video
  • Flip your chemistry classroom by assigning this video as a homework exercise

  • The video begins with an overview of the concepts being covered
  • Presenter walks step-by-step through three different problems involving the disassociation of diprotic acids

  • The video may not capture the engagement of all learners
  • The presenter's handwriting is a little sloppy at times, but is still legible