On the Subject of Neutralization
The rules are simple: neutralize or be neutralized.
- The module is disarmed by successfully neutralizing an acid contained in a tube by titrating it with a chemical base.
- In order to solve the module, the type of base, amount of base, and filter state must all be correct.
- Once the appropriate conditions are set, press “Titrate” to confirm the solution.
- An incorrect input yields a strike. The correct answer remains unchanged.
- Useful info may be found in Appendix NT27: Chemical Information.
The acid type can be determined using the following chart:
|Solution Color||Acid Type|
The base that must be used to titrate can be determined via the following ruleset:
- If the bomb has an NSA indicator and exactly 3 batteries, add ammonia.
- Otherwise, if the bomb has a lit CAR, FRQ, or IND indicator, add potassium hydroxide.
- Otherwise, if the bomb has no ports and the serial number has a vowel, add lithium hydroxide.
- Otherwise, if the acid's chemical formula has a letter in common with an indicator present on the bomb, add potassium hydroxide.
- Otherwise, if the number of D batteries is greater than the number of AA batteries, add ammonia.
- Otherwise, if the anion's atomic number is less than 20, add sodium hydroxide.
- Otherwise, add lithium hydroxide.