Collection of Chemistry labs. Topics include the atom, formulas and equations, physical properties of matter, periodic table, chemical bonding, properties of solutions, kinetics and equilibrium, acids, bases and salts, and oxidation and reduction.

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Students will have the opportunity to gain a hands-on approach to safety in the laboratory. Included in this experiment is a list of the chemistry department laboratory safety rules to act as a guide for answering questions. Students will locate the safety items in the laboratory and draw a layout. They will also have the opportunity to try out the safety devices in the laboratory. Students will become familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and will extract data relating to the hazards of various chemicals that they will be using in upcoming experiments.
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"Cookiometry"

by Valerie Stone

An introduction (Launch) for a chemistry Stoichiometry Unit
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Flame Test Lab

by Sandy Kliewer

A version of the typical flame test lab done in a chemistry class. Investigates why metals will produce specific colors of light when heated.
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The purpose of this lab is to first create an oxidized compound and then calculate the percentage of oxygen in it.
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S'Mores Lab

by Sophie Teacher

An Introduction to Chemical Equations, Stoichiometry, and Limiting Reagents
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Molecular Model Lab

by Sandy Kliewer

This lab investigates Lewis structures and VSEPR theory. Molecular model kits are required for this activity
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Hands-On Experiment Density and Measurement: calculate the density of known and unknown solids and liquids by measuring the mass and the volume of the objects with lab instruments.; measure liquid volumes by pipetting into containers; weigh objects to six significant figures on an analytical balances.; measure the volume of irregular shaped solid objects by liquid volume displacement.
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Boyle's Law

by Janet Pinto

An experiment used to demonstrate how a Boyle's Law apparatus works.
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Objectives: To understand the relationship between pressure and volume in gases (Boyle's Law). To understand the workings of a manometer and a barometer. To define pressure and establish units for pressure. To elicit examples of effects of pressure and volume changes in everyday life.
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An activity that allows students to investigate some of their own questions on acids and bases. For a description of how to encourage students to ask questions that can be answered by experimentation check out Inquiry with Anything at Curriki. An added bonus is a link to the Nature of Science.
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An introductory lab for acids and bases. Students learn about meniscus, displacement, conservation of mass. and interactions between an acid and a base.
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Answers the question: How does the size of a piece of wood affect the amount of chemical energy the wood contains? Use with: Chemical Potential Energy Lab http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_jpinto/ChemicalPotentialEnergyLab
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Solubility in Water

by Janet Pinto

• Students try to dissolve five different substances in water. • Students determine the relative solubility of the substances. • Students compare the physical properties of substances with the similar solubility.
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Chemical or Physical Change - let the students decide. Students may be given the full step by step procedure, or perhaps allow for more of a disovery / inquiry based approach, prompting with "what should we do next to determine if this is a chemical or physical change?"
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Using Alka-Seltzer tablets students learn that the rate of a chemical reaction can be increased by increasing the temperature of these reactants.
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Density of a Gas

by Janet Pinto

Gas, like all matter, has mass and volume, therefore, it has a density. Students will investigate the mass, volume, and density of a gas by producing it in a chemical reaction.
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