The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

Vinegar may have a powerful smell, but did you know it’s actually a weak acid? In the chemical economy, acids actively give away their protons while bases actively collect them — but some more aggressively than others. George Zaidan and Charles Morton use the currency of subatomic particles to explain this unseen exchange.

Lesson by George Zaidan and Charles Morton, animation by Karrot Animation

Ted ED. The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

Vinegar may have a powerful smell, but did you know it’s actually a weak acid? In the chemical economy, acids actively give away their protons while bases actively collect them — but some more aggressively than others. George Zaidan and Charles Morton use the currency of subatomic particles to explain this unseen exchange.

Lesson by George Zaidan and Charles Morton, animation by Karrot Animation

pH Rainbow Tube Demonstration

The lesson here is a good one and it applies to all your favorite demonstrations—they make terrific inquiry labs for your students!

This video is part of the Flinn Scientific Best Practices for Teaching Chemistry Video Series, a collection of over 125 hours of free professional development training for chemistry teachers –http://elearning.flinnsci.com

ATTENTION: This demonstration is intended for and should only be performed by certified science instructors in a safe laboratory/classroom setting.