Lesson Plan: Neutralization Reactions Chemistry
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define and identify a neutralization reaction and how to write and interpret the equations of neutralization reactions.
Students will be able to
- define a neutralization reaction and identify the names for the species involved: acid, base, and salt,
- identify the acid, base, and salt from a word or a symbolic chemical equation,
- write chemical equations for neutralization reactions,
- recognize that an acid–alkali reaction can be simplified as the reaction of ions with ions to form water,
- describe the general features of a neutralization reaction such as the formation of a salt and water,
- describe how the pH changes during an experiment,
- describe the physical changes during a neutralization reaction such as the release of heat.
Students should already be familiar with
- molar ratios,
- ionic equations,
- acidity and basicity.
Students will not cover
- titration experiments or calculations,
- weak acid and weak base reactions.