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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
If you take the time to master this unit, you are almost guaranteed to pass Chemistry!
4- Competing for the proton: acid-base reactions
How to predict the direction of an acid-base reaction. Spend some time here, and your reward will be a far better understanding of acid-base chemistry.
5- Electron pairs: Lewis acids and bases
Most elementary courses will cover only the first two topics of this section.
6- Structural types of acids and bases
It's important to recognize the structural features that make a substance act as an acid or a base.
7- Gallery of acids and bases you should know
The "descriptive" chemistry covered here usually gets squeezed out of modern chemistry courses, but it's interesting stuff and well worth knowing.