Acids, Bases and Buffers Videos

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Overview: Acids, Bases and Buffers

This is an overview of Topic 23: Acids, Bases and Buffers. It includes Brønsted–Lowry definitions of acids and bases, conjugate acid-base pairs, pH calculations, Ka and Kw calculations and how a buffer works and calculations.

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Acids and Bases Introduction

Video explaining the Brønsted – Lowry definition of acids and bases, strong and weak acids and bases and conjugate acid-base pairs.

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The Acid Dissociation Constant Ka

This video introduces the acid dissociation constant and provides worked examples.

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Calculating the pH of Strong Acids

This video demonstrates how to calculate the pH of strong acids using examples.

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Calculating the pH of Weak Acids

This video demonstrates how to calculate the pH of weak acids using examples.

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Weak Acid Approximations

This video explains the reasoning behind the assumptions used in weak acid calculations.

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The Ionic Product of Water Kw

This video explains how the Kw constant is derived and how its used in pH calculations for strong bases.

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Calculating the pH of Strong Bases

This video uses many examples to demonstrate how to calculate the pH of strong bases.

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Introduction to Buffer Solutions

Video explaining what buffer solutions are, how they are made and how they work.

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Buffer Calculations 1

This video looks at how the constant used to calculate the pH of a buffer solution is derived and includes 3 typical exam style buffer calculations.

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Buffer Calculations 2

This video looks at the Henderson-Hasselbalch expression and uses that expression explain the limits for buffer action.

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pH Curves Strong Acid – Strong Base

This video demonstrates a titration to show the effect of adding strong base to strong acid via the colour changes of the indicator. These results are then used to draw a pH curve.

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pH Curves Strong Acid – Weak Base

This video explains how to draw a strong acid-weak base pH curve.

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pH Curves Weak Acid – Strong Base

This video explains how to draw a weak acid- strong base pH curve.

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pH Curves Weak Acid – Weak Base

This video explains how to draw a weak acid- strong base pH curve.

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Choosing the Right Indicator

This video highlights the importance of choosing the right indicator.

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All the K’s

This video summarises all the different constants you need to know and when to use them.

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