Tutor profile: Teryl L.
Subject: Environmental Science
A species such as Hawaiian Mussels move from one water system to another by attaching to the bottom of ships. Upon arriving to the new water system, their adaptations allow them to take over niches from local species and eventually modify the ecosystem. The mussels have become a(n) _________________ species.
The mussels in the scenario have become an invasive species as they are not local and are causing harm to the ecosystem
The neutralization reaction HCl + NaOH --> NaCl +H20 converts hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide (both unpleasant chemicals) into the more tame products: sodium chloride and water. Even though it is called a neutralization reaction, it is also a form of which kind of reaction?
The addition of the volatile chemicals to the very tame chemicals in this example is a double-displacement reaction
After several years, a geneticist successfully separates a species of flower for white color. This year, however, when the new generation of flowers blooms, one yellow flower is found in the population. Explain the reason for the appearance of a new flower color within the species.
The most likely cause for a new flower color to appear in a species population is a genetic mutation.
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