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Synthesis Reactions: Unraveling mysteries in environmental chemistry | Virtual Lab

Higher Education
High School
Chemistry
Health Sciences
Synthesis Reactions: Unraveling mysteries in environmental chemistry
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About This Simulation

Join a mission to investigate a volcano emitting a mysterious purple smoke. Master the art of balancing equations, perform experiments in a fume hood, and unravel an environmental mystery.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe a synthesis reaction with an example

About This Simulation

Level:
Higher Education
High School
Length:
10
Min
Accessibility Mode:
Available
Languages:
English

Lab Techniques

  • Balancing chemical equations
  • Iodine sublimation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Ratio calculation
No lab techniques are listed for this simulation.

Related Standards

University:
NGSS:
  • PS1B
  • PS1A
AP:
LB:
No lab techniques are listed for this simulation.

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Unraveling Environmental Mysteries

In this simulation, you will investigate an unusual phenomenon involving a volcano emitting purple smoke. Dive into the world of synthesis reactions and balance equations, and explore the environmental impact caused by human activity.

Mission: Environmental Investigation

Our mission is to identify the cause of the mysterious purple smoke. We need to use our critical thinking skills to determine whether this reaction is natural or results from human activity. We must be mindful of the potential dangers the purple smoke poses, but I'm confident we'll handle this task easily.

Technique: Synthesis Reaction Fundamentals

Learn the fundamental principles of synthesis reactions, where different molecules combine to form a single, new molecule. Understand how to balance the reaction equation, derive the ratio of reactants, and follow the required safety measures. Practice your skills in a virtual lab setting to uncover the secrets behind the synthesis of aluminum iodide and the production of purple smoke.

Completing the Mission

Follow the experimental procedure, perform the synthesis reaction, and observe the formation of aluminum iodide and purple smoke. What environmental implications can you deduce from this synthesis reaction?

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