Chemistry

These hands-on chemistry
investigations encompass
introductory, intermediate, and
advanced lab topics.

Chemistry Series

These hands-on investigations provide a comprehensive introduction to college chemistry. They cover introductory concepts; atoms, molecules, and stoichiometry; properties of matter and solutions; kinetics, pH, and equilibria; thermodynamics and oxidation reduction chemistry; and organic and biochemistry. Each investigation has learning outcomes for students to master, such as determine the accuracy of measurements with standard glassware; apply valence shell electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR) to predict molecular geometry; use the ideal gas law to determine the number of moles of gas generated in a reaction; and many, many more. All Chemistry Series kits include a Chemistry Starter Pack that contains common laboratory and safety equipment used throughout the investigations. Chemical Set #1, Chemical Set #2, and/or the Modeling Kit may also be included depending on the investigations you select.

Introductory Concepts

  • Introduction to Graphing Dry Lab
  • Measurement and Uncertainty
  • Faster Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz: A Scientific Method Investigation
  • Exploring Density
  • Exploring Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Exploring Chemical and Physical Changes Dry Lab

Atoms, Molecules, and Stoichiometry

  • Introduction to Molecules: Molecular Bonding & Shapes
  • Lewis Structures and Molecular Shapes
  • Introduction to Molecules: Bond Polarity and Hydrocarbons
  • Periodicity and the Periodic Table
  • Estimating Avogadro's Number
  • Atomic Emission and Flame Test
  • Dehydration of an Inorganic Salt Hydrate
  • Balancing Chemical Equations
  • Balancing Chemical Equations Dry Lab
  • Single Replacement Reaction: Stoichiometry and Percent Yield

Properties of Matter and Solutions

  • Investigating Chemical Reactions
  • Engineering a Better Air Bag
  • Determination of Ideal Gas Law Constant
  • The Fundamentals of Chromatography
  • Determination of the Molar Mass by Freezing Point Depression
  • Determination of the Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid
  • Determination of Water Hardness by Titration

Kinetics, pH, and Equilibria

  • Factors Affecting Reaction Rates
  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Antacids
  • Characteristics of Buffered Solutions
  • Determination of Acetic Acid Concentration in Vinegar Using Titration
  • Enzyme Catalysis: Effects of Concentration, Temperature, and pH
  • Equilibrium and Le Châtelier's Principle
  • Determining the Ksp of Calcium Hydroxide

Thermodynamics and Oxidation Reduction Chemistry

  • The Fundamentals of Calorimetry
  • Enthalpy of Formation Using Hess's Law
  • Developing an Activity Series
  • Determination of Vitamin C Content by Redox Titration
  • Electrochemistry

Organic and Biochemistry

  • Synthesis of Biodiesel
  • Qualitative Synthesis of Aspirin
  • Isolation of Casein
  • Saponification of Fatty Acids
  • Fermentation of Sugar
  • Thin Layer Chromatography of Spinach Extract

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