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Reactions that occur between different kinds of matter: acids and bases

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Assignment 10:

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Activity: to find out about acid rain [lo 1.1, lo 1.2, lo 1.3, lo 3.2]

ASSIGNMENT 10

“Burning coal releases sulphur dioxide which causes rain to fall as acid rain. This disturbs the chemical balance of the soil and prevents plants from growing properly”.

Do research on the formation of acid rain and the effect that it has on the environment. The following scientific process has to be followed for this investigative research project. Steps 1 – 7 must form part of the investigation. Step 7 involves preparing a report to be submitted to a policy-making body like the government, for instance.

FOCUS and planning of projects Collecting and processing of DATA DATA analysis Communication of findings
1.Statement of the problem that will be investigated. The purpose/outcome of the project is to solve the problem. 3.Collecting DATA on the subject, e.g. by using the internet, libraries, interviews, questionnaires, etc. 5.Obtaining results. These have to be recorded, analysed and evaluated. It will determine future planning or a repeat of the process. 7.Reporting. This can be done in various ways, e.g. by means of a written document.
2.Formulating a hypothesis*. This makes it possible to predict a possible solution. It can be shown as correct or incorrect. 4.Using data and investigation by means of experimentation, observation, etc. 6.Deduction. This is where the hypothesis is shown to be correct or wrong.

*Hypothesis: Preliminary statement that still has to be proven.

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Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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Damian Reply
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Daniel
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s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Cied
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Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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