Acid and Bases Reactions Lab
Introduction and procedure:  In this lab you will test reactions between three common acids and three common bases.  There are a total of nine reactions we will observe by combining these acids and bases.  Perform these reactions by adding small amounts (as demonstrated by your facilitator) of each substance to the wells of the microplates.  Record your observations.

Acid                           Base

#1  Acetic acid  #1  Sodium bicarbonate

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#1  Acetic acid  #2  Ammonia

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#1  Acetic acid  #3  Sodium hydroxide

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#2  Nitric acid  #1  Sodium bicarbonate

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#2  Nitric acid  #2  Ammonia

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#2  Nitric acid  #3  Sodium hydroxide

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#3  Hydrochloric acid #1  Sodium bicarbonate

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#3  Hydrochloric acid #2  Ammonia

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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#3  Hydrochloric acid #3  Sodium hydroxide

Observations: ______________________________________________________

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Postlab:
1. Which reactant was the most acidic?  __________________________________.

2. Which was the most basic? __________________________________________.

3.  Was the combination of these two chemicals the most violent reaction?  If not which reaction was?  Why do you think that was?

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