Beakman explains what acids are and performs a demo where he puts bone in vinegar for a few days to show that they become rubbery. He uses an animated clip to explain that acids take things apart rather than actually "burn."
Beakman explains that there are chemicals all around you at home. He explains indicators and creates a DIY indicator out of red cabbage juice. He gives examples of common acids and bases found in the home in order of pH and uses the red cabbage to show their differences.
Phil demonstrates the relationship between acids and bases using small balls that symbolize protons. He explains that not much happens when they're together but that introducing a solvent, such as water, causes a reaction.
Beakman challenge: pour water from one beaker to another, keeping them far apart. Take yarn and dip it into on beaker and then pull the yarn tight and put the end in another beaker. The water will travel down the yard that is soaked in water due to adhesion and cohesion.
Phil tries to pour himself some water, but some of the water sticks to the pouring glass and spills onto his plate of food. He explains why this happens: because water likes to stick to things due to its cohesive properties. He offers suggestions to prevent water from sticking to the pouring glass, such as changing the angle at which the water is poured out.