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CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL - STOICHIOMETRY
 
Chemistry

Key Topics: Stoichiometry; Ideal Gas Law

This problem focuses on the Electrical, Environmental and Communications, or EECOM, flight controller, who monitors the gas concentrations and pressures with the space shuttle cabin. Students apply the Ideal Gas Law and Stoichiometry to determine the number of canisters and mass of LiOH required to remove the CO2.

Students will:
  • find mass and molar ratios through stoichiometry; and
  • find moles of gas using the Ideal Gas Law.


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> Carbon Dioxide Removal - Stoichiometry Educator Edition (PDF 379 KB)
> Carbon Dioxide Removal - Stoichiometry Student Edition (PDF 170 KB)

Related Resources
> VIDEO: STS-132 Interview: Kristen Wollard (EECOM Flight Controller)
> VIDEO: NASA EDGE Tribute to the Space Shuttle