Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Chemistry for Earth Sciences
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 8: Acid-Base Equilibria

Overview

Acid-base theory provides a useful formalism with which to predict and interpret many chemical reactions. Here we outline the Lewis acid base theory and how it becomes the Bronsted-Lowry theory in aqueous solutions. We also introduce speciation diagrams and simple pH calculations.

Objectives

You should be able to:

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