This lesson plan introduces the topic of buffers and describes carbonate buffering in the ocean when atmospheric
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate
Discipline: Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences
Topics: Buffers, Buffer Action, pH Level, Buffer Capacity, Buffer Range, Acidification, Le Chatelier’s Principle
Climate Topic: Climate and the Hydrosphere, Climate and the Atmosphere, Climate and the Biosphere
The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:
- Define buffers and describe buffer action.
- Describe the terms buffer capacity and buffer range.
- Explain the buffering action of seawater.
- Explain ocean acidification and discuss its possible impact on the biosphere.