Acids and Bases Song

Science Songs

Arrhenius!
What’s a pH?
A scale for solutions who is an acid or base
Tells us levels of hydrogen ions present
Acids more hydrogen ions, H+ concentration

Like a lemon
It tastes pretty sour, eh?
Probably like a level two on the pH
Give it a test and it shows red on the litmus
Zero to seven, acidic, hydrogen ion filled liquid

And moving over to the blue litmus
It’s a base, bitter taste, slippery fluid
Hydroxide ions, OH- excess like a
Product for your drain needing unclogging

Another name for a base, alkalis
pH range from eight to fourteen high
Ions in a base, the type of hydroxide
Like toothpaste, soap, cleaning products like lye

And when a base and acid mix, they neutralize
The H+ and OH- combine
Turn it into plain water, H20, plus on the side
Is a salt, for example sodium chloride

So bases
Mix them up with acids and what that makes is
A salt and water, don’t forget what the pH IS
A measure of hydrogen ion concentration
In an aqueous solution

A neutralized reaction
Salt and water from acid and base
Neutralized reaction
Neutralized reaction

A neutralized reaction
Salt and water from acid and base
Neutralized reaction
Neutralized reaction

Let us move to the new definitions
1920s Bronsted Lowry a new theory bout all this
Talking about the proton transfer
Acids and bases behavior outside of water

No matter the solvent
Non-aqueous gases, liquids and solids
No matter the solvent
Non-aqueous gases, liquids and solids

Acids donate protons
Bases accept protons

So bases
Accept protons in reactions, acids donate them
Bases acids react proton exchanging
This theory benefits it applies to a wider range of
solvents

Acids donate protons
From the theory Bronsted and Lowry
Acids donate protons
Acids donate protons

Bases accept protons
From the theory Bronsted and Lowry
Bases accept protons
Bases accept protons