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21.1: Neutralization

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • explain what is meant by a neutralization reaction and give an example of one.
  • write a balanced equation for the reaction that occurs when an acid reacts with a base.
  • describe the formation of a salt in terms of the Arrhenius definitions of acids and bases.
  • predict the salt that will be produced from the neutralization reaction between a given acid and base.
  • identify acidic, basic, and neutral salts from a neutralization reaction.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Neutralization 1.0 5a, 5d

Activities for Lesson 1

Laboratory Activities

1. Hydrolysis of Salts


1. None


1. Hydrolysis of Salts

Extra Readings

1. Acid Rain

Answers for Neutralization (L1) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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