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The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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Vinegar may have a powerful smell, but did you know it's actually a weak acid? In the chemical economy, acids actively give away their protons while bases actively collect them -- but some more aggressively than others. George Zaidan and Charles Morton use the currency of subatomic particles to explain this unseen exchange.

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  • Educator George Zaidan, Charles Morton
  • Animator James Hing, Tony Clarke
  • Artist Harj Bains
  • Composer Graham Silcock
  • Narrator George Zaidan
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You may want to watch the TED-Ed Lesson on chemical equilibrium “If Molecules Were People." (Hint: what’s the difference between a strong and a weak acid or base?)
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator George Zaidan, Charles Morton
  • Animator James Hing, Tony Clarke
  • Artist Harj Bains
  • Composer Graham Silcock
  • Narrator George Zaidan