Water and pH SG KEY

Study Guide: Acids, Bases & Water
1.) Be able to define:
 Ion-a charged particle made when an atom loses or gains electrons to get a full outer shell
 Isotope-atoms with different atomic masses because they have a different # of neutrons
 Hydrophobic-water-fearing
 Hydrophilic-water-loving
 Covalent Bond-bond between two nonmetals in which electrons are shared
 Ionic Bond-bond btwn. a metal & a non. in which electrons are transferred & ions are made
 Metallic Bond-bond between two metals
 Conductivity-ability to conduct electricity (to move electrons through it)
 Polar-has a partial positive & a partial negative end to the molecule; e-- shared unequally
 Nonpolar-has no partial charges; a completely neutral molecule. e-- shared equally
2.) What is the “rule of thumb” when determining if atoms will form an ionic or covalent bond?
Metal + Metal  Metallic Bond
Metal + Nonmetal  Ionic Bond
NONmetal + NONmetal  Covalent Bond
Nonpolar Covalent =Two of the SAME Nonmetals; electrons shared evenly
Polar Covalent = Two DIFFERENT Nonmetals; electrons shared unevenly
3.) Circle the correct words to complete the sentences.
a. A cation is formed when an atom (loses/gains) electrons to have a (positive/negative)
b. When an atom gains electrons, it gets more (positive/negative).
c. When an atoms gains electrons, it becomes an (ion/isotope).
4.) How many protons and electrons are in the following:
a. Ca2+
b. Al
2c. O
5.) How many atoms of each element are present in the following molecules?
a. H2O
2=Hydrogen 1=Oxygen
b. CaCl
1= Chlorine
c. C6H12O6
6.) What pH range do acids have?
7.) What pH range do bases have? 8-14
8.) What pH do neutral solutions have?
9.) Describe the taste of:
a.) Acids: Sour
b.) Bases: Bitter & Soapy
10.) What ion does an acid produce? __Hydronium [H3O]+__ or __Hydrogen ion [H]+_
11.) What ion does a base produce? ___Hydroxide [OH]-_
12.) A pH of 4 is more or less acidic than a pH of 6? __MORE Acidic__
13.) If something has a pH of 3 and you add something that is a base to it, what will happen to the pH?
Neutralization will occur. The acid will become more neutral, therefore the pH scale number
will increase.
14.) How do the acid and base ions compare at a pH of 9?
More Hydroxide [OH]- ions are in the solution than Hydrogen [H]+ ions.
15.) How do the acid and base ions compare at a pH of 7?
The Hydrogen ions [H]+ equal the amount of Hydroxide ions [OH]-.
16.) pH Scale: Measures the ____Hydrogen ions [H]+___ ion concentration.
17.) Fill in the blanks of this pH Scale (make sure to label the acid side and base side):
pH: 14
Strong Acid
Strong Base
18.) If a solution has a higher concentration of the acidic ion than the basic ion it is considered to be
a(n) ___Acid___.
19.) If a solution has a higher concentration of the basic ion than the acidic ion, it is considered to be
a(n) __Base___.
20.) If a solution has an equal concentration of the acidic ion and basic ion it is considered to be a(n)
21.) Compare strong acids to weak acids and include the following in your comparison: Ionize,
electrolyte, pH.
Ionize completely
Strong electrolytes
pH closer to 1
Do not ionize completely
Weak Electrolytes
pH closer to 6
22.) Compare strong bases to weak bases and include the following in your comparison: Ionize,
electrolyte, pH.
ionize into a metal cation and an OHStrong electrolytes
pH closer to 14
make OH- ions by combining with water
weak electrolytes
pH closer to 8
23.) What color does litmus paper change to when placed in a base? _Blue__
24.) What color does litmus paper change to when placed in an acid? __Red___
25.) What is an electrolyte?
A substance that can conduct electricity (allows electrons to flow through it).
26.) What is neutralization? What so the acidic and basic ion combine to form?
A reaction between a base and an acid to form a salt and water. Hydronium [H 3O]+donates an
H+ to [OH]- to make H2O.
27.) Baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. What type of chemical reaction occurred when these
were combined?
28.) Explain the phrase “like dissolves like”. Be sure to discuss polar vs. nonpolar and hydrophobic vs.
Polar molecules can dissolve in polar solvents like water, but nonpolar molecules will not.
They can only be dissolved in nonpolar solvents like oil. This is why we call polar molecules
HYDROPHILIC because they are “water-loving” and nonpolar molecules HYDROPHOBIC because they
are “water-fearing”.
29.) Explain why water is said to be polar.
30.) Draw two water molecules. Show how they would interact with each other. How would they
arrange themselves? Label the following bonds: Hydrogen bond, polar covalent bond.
Water molecules arrange themselves to keep the oxygens as far away from each other as
possible, while keeping the Hydrogens near the Oxygens (The Oxygen’s are attracted to the
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