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  • In this activity, students investigate some of the physical, chemical and physiological properties of carbon dioxide gas. In addition, a model demonstrating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will be constructed.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • describe a chemical test for CO2
    • relate the water solubility of CO2 to temperature
    • describe some of the uses of carbon dioxide
    • describe the effects rising levels of CO2 in inhaled air can have on the body
    • gain an appreciation of the meaning of the term part per million.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout.
      Published 9 October 2012 Referencing Hub articles
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