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Title: Modules Available for Beta Testing in Fall 1998 and Spring 1999
Posted on 10/18/98

* What Should We Do About Global Warming?
This module covers balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry, the mole, Lewis dot structures, and molecular shapes.

* Earth, Fire, and Air: What is needed to make an effective airbag system?
This module covers gas laws, stoichiometry, phase changes, and limiting reagents.

* Why does the Ozone Hole Form in the Antarctic Spring?
This module covers kinetics, mechanisms, Arrhenius theory, and catalysis.

* Computer Chip Chemistry: How do we drive the reactions of integrated circuit design?
This module covers thermodynamics, including enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.

* Water Treatment: How can we make our water safe to drink?
This module covers solution chemistry and equilibrium, including solubility and acid-base equilibria.

* Build a Better CD Player: How Can You Get Blue Light from a Solid?
This module covers light and electromagnetic radiation, periodic trends, metallic bonding, equilibria in solids, and solid-state structures.

Other modules coming soon:

* What's All the Fuss About Fat?
This module covers organic functional groups and shapes of organic molecules, polarity and structure/solubility relationships, and thermochemistry of organic compounds.
* Blest Be the Bonds That Tie Us
This module covers structure and bonding in organic molecules, using proteins to explore the intricacies of bond lengths and angles, hybridization and its effects on structure, rotation around bonds, ring strain, and functional groups.

* The Origin of Life on Earth
This module covers kinetics, reaction mechanisms, catalysis, and Arrhenius theory, and reviews thermodynamics and equilibrium.

* Artificial Sunlight: What light makes plants grow best?
This module covers light and electromagnetic radiation, atomic structure, periodic trends, Lewis dot structures, molecular shapes, and the carbon cycle.

*How Can We Control Combustion Emissions?
This module covers gas phase equilibria and thermodynamics, including
enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.

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