The paper will define crush injuries and explain the sudden release of toxic chemicals that lead to a high level of the electrolyte potassium in the blood, therefore disrupting the body’s pH and making it more acidic. Treatment of crush injuries is also discussed. The document will directly correlate Unit 1 Chemistry, specifically, “Know the differences between Acids and Bases” and, “Explain how energy is invested, stored, and released via chemical reactions, particularly those reactions that are critical to life”. 

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