Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
Use a pH sensor to investigate chemical reactions important in the formation of acid rain to understand the relationship between man-made emissions, acid rain, and problems arising from acid rain.
In this activity, students investigate chemical reactions that are important in the formation of acid rain to better understand the relationship between certain types of man-made (anthropogenic) emissions and problems arising from acid rain. During this investigation, students:
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
1 M HCl - 15 mL
1-hole rubber stopper for flask
Erlenmeyer flask, 50-mL
Flexible Teflon® tubing to fit glass tubing - 20 cm
Glass tubing for rubber stopper
Graduated cylinder, 50- or 100-mL
Graduated pipet, 4-mL and pipet bulb
Sodium bicarbonate - 5 g
Sodium bisulfite - 5 g
Sodium nitrite - 5 g
Wash bottle containing distilled or deionized water
Water or deionized water - 1 L
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.