Chem 334 - Fall 1999
Organic Chemistry I

Dr. Carl C. Wamser

Chapter 3 Skills

Knowledge - Level 1

know the terminology:

Bronsted-Lowry definition of acids and bases: H+ donors and acceptors
Lewis definition of acids and bases: electron pair acceptors and donors
acidity constant (Ka) and pKa: indicators of acid strength

Concepts - Level 2

acid/base reactions: identify acids and bases
conjugate acid/base pairs: stronger acids have weaker conjugate bases
understand structural effects on acid strength

Applications - Level 3

predict major form of conjugate acid or base, knowing pH and pKa
predict the preferred direction of acid-base equilibria, knowing Ka data
predict relative acid strengths, based on structures