Explanation as to why I chose this and its importance in the environment:
On this Page: An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and other organisms along with their environment including the air, water and soil. Everything in an ecosystem is connected. If something harms one part of an ecosystem – one species of plant or animal, the soil or the water – it can have an impact on everything else.
Neutralization is a type of chemical reaction in which a strong acid and strong base react with each other to form water and salt. Have you ever been unlucky enough to be stung by a wasp or a bee?
These two websites are great for understanding neutralization reactions as well as how they effect our environment. On the second site there are plenty of formulas and charts explaining the process of neutralization. There are also videos included that provide lessons on neutralization. This website provides plenty of everyday examples of neutralization that everyone can relate to such as; bee stings treated with a baking soda to neutralize the acid, brushing our teeth with a basic toothpaste due to the acid released from food, and soil ph in gardens, plants are particular to the acidity of their soil. The first website lists effects of acid rain in the environment, this site and most other sites focus mainly on acids in the environment because not often are places concentrated with bases but acid rain is a huge issue for the environment.
Air Pollution, Acid Rain and the Environment- Report Number 18
The Watt Committee
This report goes through everything involving acid rain and the need for neutralization in environments. it starts with how acid rain starts, which is the pollution emitted from industries and other things on the planet. It talks about the effects of acid rain, where it happens most, the damage it can do etc. The most important parts or me is the detail it goes into about acid rain in environments and ways to prevent it. This book can provide a deeper understanding of acids in the environment.