Acid and Base Scavenger Hunt

Parker and Collins

Supplies Needed:

  • plastic cups (12)
  • popsicle sticks (12)
  • tablespoon
  • pH strips (12)
  • distilled water
  • muriatic acid
  • vinegar
  • milk
  • lime juice
  • pine sol
  • windex
  • egg whites
  • oxi clean
  • listerine
  • carpet cleaner
  • laundry ammonia


Procedures

  1. Place 1 table spoon of each substance into separate cups.
  2. Place 2 table spoons of water into each cup.
  3. Stir the cup with popsicle for 1 minute.
  4. Dip the pH strip in the solution for 30 seconds (1/2 of the pH strip covered in solution)
  5. Pull the pH strip out and compare the new color of the strip with the pH color scale, then write down the pH level in your notebook.
  6. Take a photograph of you holding the pH strip next to the pH scale and original substance container.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 with each substance.

Definition of Acidic Solutions

Any substance with a pH level below 7.

Definition of Neutral Solution

Any substance with a pH level of 7.

Definition of Basic Solution

Any substance with a pH level above 7.

pH Scale

All acids are substances that are levels 1-6 on the pH scale.
All neutral substances are level 7 on the pH scale.
All bases are substances that are levels 8-12 on the pH scale.
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Predicted pH levels

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Actual pH levels

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Muriatic Acid

Muriatic Acid was tested and had a pH level of 1.
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Lime Juice

Lime Juice was tested and had a pH level of 2.
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Vinegar

Vinegar was tested and had a pH level of 3.
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Listerine

Listerine was tested and had a pH level of 4.
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Pine Sol

Pine Sol was tested and had a pH level of 5.
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Milk

Milk was tested and had a pH level of 6.
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Distilled Water

Distilled Water was tested and had a pH level of 7.
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Egg Whites

Egg Whites were tested and had a pH level of 8.
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Windex

Windex was tested and had a pH level of 9.
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Oxi Clean

Oxi Clean was tested and had a pH level of 10.
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Laundry Ammonia

Laundry Ammonia was tested and had a pH level of 11.
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Carpet Cleaner

Carpet Cleaner was tested and had a pH level of 12.
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