chem1 virtual textbook

a reference text for General Chemistry

Stephen Lower

Simon Fraser University

Acids and bases touch upon virtually all areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. This set of lessons will get you started by presenting the underlying concepts in a systematic way. Aside from the section on pH which presumes an elementary knowledge of logarithms, there is no math here.








1- Introduction: What is an acid? What is a base?

2- Aqueous solutions: pH and titration

3- Proton donors and acceptors


4- Competing for the proton: acid-base reactions

5- Electron pairs: Lewis acids and bases

6- Types of acids and bases

7- Gallery of acids and bases you should know

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