Acid and Base Theories

We extended our learning about acids and bases by learning and applying the Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions via the Lesson 85 PowerPoint, the Lesson 85 worksheet, and the Acid-Base Solution Card sort activity.  For homework, students were assigned textbook problems #1-8 from Lesson 85, provided to students in the form of a work packet for Lessons 85-87.

Note: While our intent is to complete the packet this week, we have the following scheduled interruptions and will adjust our timeline and learning goals accordingly:

  • WCAS Science Exam (all 11th grade students) on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5.  Students will test either during periods 1-3 or 4-6, with a schedule forthcoming.
  • All 10th grade field trip on Wednesday, June 5.
  • Pirate Mutiny on Friday, June 7, schedule forthcoming.

Keep Learning!

Interested in learning more about acids and base chemistry?  Check out the Crash Course video below:

Students who would like to further their understanding of Bronsted-Lowry acids and bases are encouraged to watch the Khan Academy video provided below:


  • Read Lesson 85 in the textbook and complete the exercises assigned in the work packet.  Login via and enter your username and password:
    • Username: wahps****s-####### (**** = first 4 letters of your last name and ####### = student number).  Remember to include the dash between s and #.
    • Password: S-####### (the S must be capitalized)
  • Please ask questions about anything from Lesson 85 you do not yet fully understand.

Opportunities For Help Outside of Class:

  1. Mr. Swart’s office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school until at least 3:00 (later with advanced notice)
  2. Use the vast number of resources available on this website – check each lesson!
  3. Email Mr. Swart for help if staying after school is not possible
  4. Form a study group with other students  to review concepts from class
  5. Attend MASH after school (M/T/Th in Library)
  6. Attend Math Lab after school (T/Th in Room 124)

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