pH and pOH

A physicists and a biologist had a relationship, but there was no chemistry. Why is the p in pH lowercase and the H in pOH uppercase?  What does the p stand for anyway? These concepts are clearly and concise covered, as are water dissociation constant and calculating pH and pOH using logarithms, in this short video.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create an outline guide for students to use when taking notes
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of logatithms
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  • The 30th in a series of 46 videos
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary and formulas
  • Includes closed captioning to help pupils take notes
  • Flexible lesson works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
Cons

  • None