Educator Resources for Acids and Bases

Why do acids eat through metal? Why does dishwashing liquid have a high pH? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby answer these questions — and more — in their movie on acids and bases. They’ll take you from the molecular properties of acidic and basic solutions all the way up to their uses in products ranging from soft drinks to soap. You’ll learn about hydronium and hydroxide ions, as well as why lemon juice stings if it gets into your eye. After the movie, take a pop quiz — not a litmus test!

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