Life & Breath
Go to this site by the American Lung Association to learn about household cleaners and lung health. Scroll down and read about mixing household cleaners. What is the result when such cleaners are mixed?
Mixing Household Cleaners Can Damage Lungs
Visit this site to find out what happens when you mix ammonia and bleach cleaning products. When combined, ammonia and chlorine produce a gas called chloramine. If you inhale this gas, it can make you sick. What are the effects of inhaling chloramine gas?
Stress Danger of Chemical Mixing
At this site you can see some rules for the safe handling of chemicals used in the cleaning industry. Do not mix any cleaning products that contain ammonia and chlorine. Doing so can actually result in death, as you can see from reading through this site.
Acids, Bases and Indicators
Visit this Smithsonian Institution site to learn more about acids, bases, and indicators. You can try some experiments with acids, bases, and indicators that you have in your kitchen by following the directions at this site. What household materials make good indicators?
Acids and Bases
Go to this site to learn all about acids and bases. Click on any phrase to learn more about that subject. What is the 5 percent rule?
At this site you can find a list of typical indicators and chemical equations that show what happens in a chemical reaction when an indicator is introduced to the solution. The site also explains how the change in color indicates a chemical change in the solution. Why is phenophthalein used in strong acid-strong base reactions?
Effects of Acid Rain: Lakes and Streams
Visit this site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to find out about the effects of acid rain on surface waters, especially lakes and streams. Scroll down to find out how acid rain affects fish and other aquatic organisms. What is the lowest pH at which clams can survive?
Effects of Acid Rain on Terrestrial Ecosystems
Go to this site to learn about the effects of acid rain on soils and forests. The effect of acid rain on soil is dependent upon the behavior of ions in soil. Effects of acid rain on forests include lesions on the leaves, nutrient loses from leaves, death of terminal buds, and increased mortality of seedlings. Why is damage to the bacteria in tree roots detrimental to the trees as well?
Acid Rain: The Facts
At this site you can learn about the causes and forms of acid rain, the effects of acid rain, and the politics involved in reducing acid rain. Scroll down to read about current concerns. When acid rain is discussed, what is meant by the term, critical load?