Students will be able to
- understand the different definitions of acids and bases (and alkalis) (i.e., Arrhenius and Bronsted–Løwry),
- define and understand the difference between strong and weak acids or bases,
- understand the difference between a strong/weak acid or base and a concentrated/dilute acid or base,
- identify common acids and bases (e.g., lemon juice, vinegar, and washing detergent),
- identify acids and bases from their molecular and structural formulas,
- identify and write chemical equations for the dissociation of acids and bases and reactions involving them,
- understand the self-ionisation of water and why it is neither acid nor basic (in its pure form).