Mussel farmers in the Arctic Ocean have reported problems with their mussels. They have noticed that the mussel shells have eroded and become brittle. Students take on the role of a marine chemist to analyze the changes to ocean carbon chemistry and equilibrium to determine the cause of the mussel shell erosion.
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|High School||This version is for general chemistry classes.||30-45 min|
|AP||This version is for AP level classes.||40-50 min|
Most content from the Expanded Handbook is included in the corresponding STEM Case.
|High School||The Expanded Handbook covers rate constants and equilibrium constants in addition to the concepts covered in the handbook section of the High School Case.||15-20 min|
|AP||This Handbook is identical to the handbook section in the AP Case||15-20 min|
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