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A.1 Materials science introduction

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

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The Effect of Acid Rain on a Marble Structure

Experiment #10 from Vernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry

The objectives in this investigation are (1) to demonstrate and measure the effect of acid rain on exposed stone surfaces, and (2) to calculate the rate of acid degradation of limestone.

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The Effect of Acid Deposition on Aqueous Systems

Experiment #16 from Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry

In Part I of the Preliminary Activity, you will use a pH Sensor to monitor pH as dilute sulfuric acid is added drop wise to a water sample.

General water hardness is related to the dissolved minerals in the water. In Part II of the Preliminary Activity, you will use a Conductivity Probe to determine the conductivity of water from the same source.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
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Topic
A. Materials

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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