Identifying acid-base species
Being able to readily identify a species with regards to a acid/base behavior is a very useful skill. This page provides basic drill and practice in this area. Though most of the species should be easily recognized, feel free to use whatever reference materials you wish. Ultimately the goal is to be able to run through the drills without the need of such aids.
- When you press "New Species", a formula will appear to the right of the table.
- Click on the appropriate bubble.
- If the species is weak, to verify that you have properly identified it and are not merely guessing, you will be asked to input the coefficient of the K. Just enter the coefficient. That is, if the K=3.4*10-6, just enter the 3.4. You can skip this step and just ask for a new species, if you wish.
- Since the goal of this page is accuracy, you only get one attempt. If you misidentify the species, the answer will appear.