An ionic compound is formed between a metal and a non-metal ion, and all ionic compounds fall into one of three categories: acids, bases or salts.  Each group has their own properties that are common to all members of the category.  However, acid and bases can also be of varying strengths, so while all acids are corrosive, some are very strongly corrosive while others are very mild.  Today you will find out about these different ionic compounds, some of their properties and a little bit about their chemical formulas

Things you should know after today:

  • properties of acids, bases and salts
  • identify an acid, base or salt by looking at it's chemical formula
  • what is an indicator?
  • how can salts be produced in reactions where acids are one of the reactants?


  • Notes done in class


  • Acid Base Worksheet (due at end of class)
  • Workbook p91-92
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