Is this the real thing, is it just fantasy?
No protons around here, hydronium reality,
open your book, then take a look and see
I'm just a poor student, prof, give me your sympathy!
The marks aren't easy-come, they're easy-go,
sometimes they're high, sometimes they're low,
As long as you understand it, it doesn't really matter to me
Mama, just had my class,
learned about Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, Lewis ac-ids;
conjugate acid-base pairs,
amphoteric, anhydrides, pull my hair!
Some salts will hydrolyze,
If I don't call again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, Carry on, I'm studying for this test.
Mama, lots to learn, acids strong and weak
Leveling effect, an A is what I seek!
Acid ionization constants, my brain is sore,
Oxoacids, indicators change color,
Forms hydroxide and hydronium all the time
I see a little acid and its conjugate base,
Got a buffer, got a buffer, will you do the calculation?
Want a certain pH, find a pKa that's near,
Bronsted-Lowry, Bronsted-Lowry, Bronsted-Lowry, Bronsted-Lowry,
Bronsted-Lowry rules the day, ahhhhhh!
I'm just a poor student, spent my money at dance clubs,
He's just a poor student, studies titrations at pubs,
Spare him this question about polyprotic acids
Easy come, easy go, indicator, tells you so.
Base added, now is the endpoint near? Tells you so.
Base added, I overshot again! Start over.
I overshot again! Start over.
I think I got it now, I got it now, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Indicator, indicator, indicator lets me know.
The lab TA, has a burette put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can do an acid-base titration,
But when you overshoot the endpoint, it just leads to frustration,
Oh, maybe, just a little more base, maybe,
I think I'll get it right, I think I'll get it right this time.
It doesn't really matter, acid or base the same,
It doesn't really matter, it doesn't really matter to me.
Acid Rhapsody (click to download)