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Riverside’s Dilemma

Length: 1-3 Hours

Discipline: Chemistry

Level: Introductory (majors and non-majors)

Author: Groh, Susan

A town council is faced with some decisions to make centering on allowable pH limits for anticipated waste streams going into a river. In dealing with the issue, students encounter concepts in acid-base chemistry – e.g., weak and strong acids and bases, neutralization reactions, and related equilibrium calculations.

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