Acids and Bases

Acids and bases (an alkali is a soluble base) are aspects of chemistry that everyone seems to remember from their childhood science lessons, and yet they are rather difficult concepts to define! Most often we tend to think of acids as hydrogen ion (H+) donors and bases as hydrogen ion acceptors.



  • Theories and properties of acids and bases

    This page is not yet complete - please refer to the Start Here page for completed sections.

  • pH, strong and weak acids and acid deposition

    This section follows on directly from Theories and properties of acids and bases 8.1 and 8.2, so it is worth ensuring a thorough grasp of that content before beginning revision here.

  • Calculations involving acids and bases

    This section is focused on calculations, so there is not a lot of information to learn. However, weak acid and base calculations always crop up in the exam paper somewhere, so it is important to understand the relationships between the variables and the co

  • Lewis acids and bases, and pH curves

    This section requires a sound knowledge of the rest of the acids and bases topics, that is Theories and properties of acids and bases, along with pH, strong and weak acids and acid deposition, and also Calculations involving acids and bases. Ensure you are