Lesson Plan: Making Salts by Neutralization Science
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe a neutralization reaction between an acid and a base.
Students will be able to
- describe a neutralization reaction using a general word equation,
- describe the laboratory experiment to form a salt,
- describe how the pH changes during the neutralization reaction,
- describe a typical neutralization curve generated by a pH meter,
- define a salt in terms of positive and negative ions,
- give examples of salts and list their general properties,
- explain how the salt produced in neutralizations relates to the acid and base that are used,
- discuss situations in which neutralization reactions are useful.
Students should already be familiar with
- foundational knowledge of acids and bases,
- reactions of acids with oxides,
- universal indicator and the concept of pH.
Students will not cover
- the ionic equations associated with neutralization.