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Carolina Investigations® for AP* Chemistry: Gravimetric Analysis of a Carbonate Kit

Item # 840570 Exclusive

Addresses AP Chemistry Big Idea 1 and Learning Objective 1.19. Students determine the identity of 2 unknown Group I metal carbonates using gravimetric analysis. This rigorous laboratory exercise can be taught using either a guided or an inquiry activity. In the guided activity, the first step is to precipitate the carbonates with excess calcium ions. After drying, the mass and moles of the resulting calcium carbonate are determined. From that data, students calculate the formula mass of the unknown Group I metal carbonate and identify the Group I metal.

Price

$19.95

This item will ship on or about 9/9/14

  • Aligned with Big Idea 1 and Learning Objective 1.19
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Students determine the identity of 2 unknown Group I metal carbonates using gravimetric analysis. This rigorous laboratory exercise can be taught using either a guided or an inquiry activity. In the guided activity, the first step is to precipitate the carbonates with excess calcium ions. After drying, the mass and moles of the resulting calcium carbonate are determined. From that data, students calculate the formula mass of the unknown Group I metal carbonate and identify the Group I metal.

    The inquiry activity allows students to design a procedure for precipitating aqueous carbonate ions from 2 unknown Group I metal carbonates and analyzing the data to identify the unknown metal. It also 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.

    In the Big Idea assessment, students write and balance the chemical equation for the calcium chloride and sodium carbonate reaction, determine whether there are sufficient calcium ions to precipitate all the carbonate ions, and calculate the mass of calcium carbonate produced. Students also apply their gravimetric analysis skills to determine mass of silver in silver ore.

    This kit provides the following AP Chemistry experiences: design a procedure to collect data, analyze data, perform error analysis, calculate percent error, write and balance chemical equations, perform stoichiometric calculations, and identify limiting reagents in reactions. The use of sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate as the unknowns makes this procedure safer than traditional procedures that use heavy-metal carbonates.

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    • This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses.
     
    Components Qty Included?
    Potassium Carbonate, Anhydrous, 50 g 1 Included
    Sodium Carbonate, Anhydrous, 50 g 1 Included
    Calcium Chloride, Anhydrous, 500 g 1 Included
    Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
    Bottles, 500 mL 2 Needed, Not included
    Beakers, 250 mL 15 Needed, Not included
    Erlenmeyer Flasks, 250 mL 15 Needed, Not included
    Graduated Cylinders, 50 or 100 mL 15 Needed, Not included
    Stirring Rods 15 Needed, Not included
    Funnels 15 Needed, Not included
    Filter Paper 15 Needed, Not included
    Paper Towels 15 Needed, Not included
    Labels 2 Needed, Not included
    Crucibles, 15 mL 15 Needed, Not included
    Crucible Tongs 15 Needed, Not included
    Heating Triangles 15 Needed, Not included
    Bunsen Burners 15 Needed, Not included
    Ring Stands 15 Needed, Not included
    Iron Rings 15 Needed, Not included
    Wire Gauze or Heat-resistant Pads 15 Needed, Not included
    Spatulas 15 Needed, Not included
    Wash Bottles of Distilled Water 15 Needed, Not included
    Permanent Marker 1 Needed, Not included
    Drying Oven or Dessicators Needed, Not included
    Digital Milligram Balance(s) Needed, Not included
    Deionized or Distilled Water Needed, Not included


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