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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Concentration of Acetic Acid in Household Vinegar Kit

Item # 840596 Exclusive

Addresses AP® Chemistry Big Idea 6 and Learning Objective 6.13. This laboratory exercise combines the traditional skills of titration to determine acid concentration with insightful use of the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to determine pKa. It can be taught using either a guided or an inquiry activity. In the guided activity, students titrate the acetic acid in vinegar and use their titration data to determine the acid's concentration and pKa. For 30 students in groups of 3.

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  • Aligned with Big Idea 6 and Learning Objective 6.13
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

This laboratory exercise combines the traditional skills of titration to determine acid concentration with insightful use of the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to determine pKa. It can be taught using either a guided or an inquiry activity. In the guided activity, students titrate the acetic acid in vinegar and use their titration data to determine the acid's concentration and pKa.

In the inquiry activity, students develop their own procedure to determine an acid's concentration in a solution and pKa. The inquiry activity provides an opportunity for students to present their experimental design and results, reinforcing the practice of communicating findings. Detailed preparation and procedure notes guide the teacher through leading a successful inquiry activity and include a suggested rubric for assessing student performance.

Both activities include Big Idea assessment questions that follow the AP® Chemistry Exam free-response question format. In the Big Idea assessment, students compare and contrast the titration of a weak acid by a strong base with the titration of a strong acid by a strong base. Students draw titration curves and explain the curves’ shapes based on what happens at the molecular level.

This kit provides the following AP® Chemistry experiences: design a procedure to collect data; analyze data; prepare and standardize a solution; determine the concentration of an analyte; and use volumetric glassware, such as a buret and volumetric pipet. Lab preparation time is minimal because students prepare and standardize their own sodium hydroxide solution using potassium hydrogen phthalate (KHP). Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Concentration of Acetic Acid in Household Vinegar 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?
Sodium Hydroxide, Pellets, 500 g 1 Included
Potassium Hydrogen Phthalate (KHP), 100 g 1 Included
Distilled White Vinegar, 1 pt 2 Included
Phenolphthalein, 15 mL 2 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Thin-stemmed Funnels 10 Needed, Not included
Erlenmeyer Flasks, 500 mL 10 Needed, Not included
Erlenmeyer Flasks, 250 mL 30 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 100 mL 10 Needed, Not included
Volumetric Pipets, 10.00 mL 10 Needed, Not included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not included
Buret Clamps 10 Needed, Not included
Burets, 50 mL 10 Needed, Not included
Pipet Bulbs 10 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 250 mL 10 Needed, Not included
pH Meters 10 Needed, Not included
Stir Plates 10 Needed, Not included
Stir Bars 10 Needed, Not included
Wash Bottles of Distilled Water, 500 mL 10 Needed, Not included
Waste Containers 10 Needed, Not included
Metal Scoops 2 Needed, Not included
Balance (accurate to 0.001 g) 1 Needed, Not included
Drying Oven 1 Needed, Not included
Tongs or Heat-resistant Gloves 1 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          




AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

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