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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics Kit

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Addresses AP® Chemistry Big Idea 4 and Learning Objective 4.2. Determine orders of reaction, calculate reaction rate constants, and write rate laws for the oxidation of 4 food dyes. Students mix a food dye with bleach and monitor the solution’s absorbance over time. From their Beer-Lambert graph of absorbance versus time, students write an integrated rate law for the reaction and calculate the reaction’s rate constant. Materials sufficient for 30 students working in pairs.

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  • Aligned with Big Idea 4 and Learning Objective 4.2
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Determine orders of reaction, calculate reaction rate constants, and write rate laws for the oxidation of 4 food dyes. Teach this laboratory experience using either the guided activity or inquiry activity. In the guided activity, students mix a food dye with bleach and monitor the solution's absorbance over time. From their Beer-Lambert graph of absorbance as a function of time, students determine the order of the dye and the sodium hypochlorite and use the slope to calculate a pseudo rate constant. Students then use their data to determine the overall order of the reaction, write an integrated rate law for the reaction, and calculate the reaction’s rate constant. In the inquiry activity, students design an experiment to determine the overall order of reaction, rate law, and rate constant for the oxidation of a food dye by sodium hypochlorite. Both activities include Big Idea assessment questions that follow the format of the AP® Chemistry Exam free-response questions. In the Big Idea assessment, students must determine the overall order of reaction, rate law, and rate constant for a new reaction with data provided. They must also design an experiment to determine these parameters given only the reaction.

This kit provides the following AP® Chemistry experiences: design a procedure to collect data, analyze data, plot data, and use instruments to measure absorbance. The use of commercial food dyes and bleach gives this experiment visual appeal and a connection to the real world. Required but not included: spectrophotometer or colorimeter. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in pairs. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Chemical Kinetics teacher’s manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free at Carolina Science Online®.

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Components Qty Included?
Household Bleach, 1 qt 1 Included
Food Coloring Blue No. 1, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring Yellow No. 6, 30 mL 1 Included
Food Coloring Red No. 40, 30 mL 1 Included
Sodium Chloride, 50 g 1 Included
Syringes, 1 mL 15 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Colorimeters or Spectrophotometers 15 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 150 mL 30 Needed, Not included
Erlenmeyer Flasks, 50 mL 15 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinders, 10 mL 15 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL 15 Needed, Not included
Test Tubes 45 Needed, Not included
Test Tube Racks 15 Needed, Not included
Disposable Pipets 45 Needed, Not included
Stopwatches (or access to a clock with a second hand) 15 Needed, Not included
Balances (accurate to 0.01 g) 2 Needed, Not included
Weigh Boats 15 Needed, Not included
Scoop 1 Needed, Not included
Parafilm® Needed, Not included
Deionized or Distilled Water Needed, Not included


Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Kits That Support the AP® Curriculum

Carolina Investigations® for AP* Chemistry Kits

If you are an AP® teacher, you go out of your way to help your students perform successfully on the AP® Exam. Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry Kits are specifically designed to help you do just that.

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits are specifically designed to meet the goals of the revised AP® Chemistry curriculum. That curriculum and our kit series center on 6 overarching BIG ideas, which provide the themes for an enhanced laboratory experience focused on inquiry-based, student-directed learning:

  • Big Idea 1: Atoms
  • Big Idea 2: Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Big Idea 3: Changes in Matter
  • Big Idea 4: Rates of Chemical Reactions
  • Big Idea 5: Thermodynamics
  • Big Idea 6: Chemical Equilibrium

The AP® Chemistry curriculum emphasizes science practices, which allow students to use the tools of scientists to discover, test, and explain natural phenomena. The science practices of AP® Chemistry are integrated into each lab in the Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry series.

  • Science Practice 1: Modeling
  • Science Practice 2: Math
  • Science Practice 3: Scientific Questioning
  • Science Practice 4: Data Collection
  • Science Practice 5: Data Analysis
  • Science Practice 6: Using Scientific Explanations and Theories
  • Science Practice 7: Connecting Concepts

All Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits offer:

  • Two teaching approaches: a guided activity and an inquiry activity
  • Big Idea assessment questions modeled on the AP® Chemistry Exam’s free-response questions
  • Detailed inquiry activity preparation and procedure steps
  • Inquiry activity experimental design template based on the scientific method
  • Inquiry activity grading rubric

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry kits are designed to help AP® teachers help their students achieve exceptional results by:

  • Facilitating the successful integration of inquiry-based learning into the laboratory experience
  • Using teacher-developed and field-tested activities that are designed for the AP® classroom
  • Cultivating students’ conceptual understanding of the topics covered, while allowing them to draw upon real-world connections
  • Mirroring the free-response section of the AP® Exam using assessment questions focused on the Big Ideas
  • Integrating mathematics and analytical thinking through the graphing and interpretation of student-collected data
  • Reinforcing knowledge by connecting concepts to students’ lives
  • Minimizing teacher prep and cleanup time

Carolina Biological Supply Company: Supporting AP® for Over 25 Years

Carolina is proud to be the only supplier with unique kits and activities that are specifically designed for the new AP® curriculum. We will also continue offering the traditional AP® labs. In the end, whether you want to use one of our kits, follow a College Board® lab, or design your own experiment, Carolina has the products and solutions you need.

Our staff continually works with real AP® teachers to design, develop, and build products that meet AP® teachers’ needs. We back all of our products with unparalleled support and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!



Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry

Catalog
No
Kit Title Science Practices Met Big Idea 1 Big Idea 2 Big Idea 3 Big Idea 4 Big Idea 5 Big Idea 6
840566 Molecular Spectroscopy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840568 Spectrophotometric Analysis of Food Dyes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840570 Gravimetric Analysis of a Carbonate 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840572 Complexometric Titration of Calcium in Milk 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840574 Principles of Chromatography 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840576 Types of Chemical Bonds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840578 Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7          
840584 Vitamin C in Fruit Juices by Redox Titration 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840586 Chemical and Physical
Changes
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840588 Chemical Kinetics 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840590 Factors Affecting Reaction
Rates
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840592 Fundamentals of Calorimetry 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840594 Le Châtelier’s Principle and Equilibrium Shifts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840596 Concentration of Acetic Acid in Household Vinegar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840598 Preparation of a Buffered
Solution
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          
840600 Evaluating Lemonade as a
Buffer
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7          




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