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Carolina Chemonstrations® for AP® Chemistry: Big Idea 5 - Thermodynamics Kit

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Use this set of 4 demonstrations to introduce Big Idea 5 in your AP® Chemistry class or to review the concepts of thermodynamics after completing the unit. Students observe and interpret demos illustrating the concepts of heat sinks, extreme endothermic reactions, and exothermic reactions resulting in crystallization. Data analysis and Big Idea questions help prepare students for the AP® Chemistry Exam. Materials are sufficient to perform the set of 4 demonstrations twice.



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Introduce or review the concepts in AP® Chemistry Big Idea 5: Thermodynamics. Also suitable for general chemistry or freshman chemistry, this kit includes 4 demonstrations:

  • The Burning Dollar Bill—Illustrates how the high specific heat capacity of water makes it a natural heat sink.
  • Boiling Water in a Paper Cup—Gives yet another dramatic example of a water heat sink.
  • Frozen Beaker—An extreme endothermic reaction causes a beaker to freeze tightly to a meterstick.
  • Sodium Acetate Stalagmite—Helps explain the exothermic reaction that portable hand warmers utilize.

Make the 6 Big Ideas of AP® Chemistry come alive with Carolina Chemonstrations® for AP® Chemistry kits. Introduce or review the concepts of:

  • Atoms
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Changes in Matter
  • Reaction Rates
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium

Each engaging kit helps students understand the particle level interactions that result in dramatic observed phenomena. Multiple demonstrations in each kit give students a framework for understanding AP® Chemistry concepts and help students move from the big picture to hard science. Students demonstrate their grasp of the Big Idea concepts underlying the demo through a particle level explanation, apply their knowledge to analyze the data presented, and think critically about the topics by answering Big Idea questions. Materials in each kit are sufficient to perform each set of demos at least twice.

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

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  • Limited Qty: Corrosive - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
Components Qty Included?
Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate, 100 g 1 Included
Ammonium Chloride, 50 g 1 Included
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, 500 g 1 Included
Petri Dishes 2 Included
Waxless Paper Cups 2 Included
70% Isopropyl Alcohol, 30 mL 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Sheet 1 Included
Erlenmeyer Flasks, 250 mL 3 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 250 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 150 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Wooden Meterstick or Yardstick 1 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Hot Plate 1 Needed, Not Included
Bunsen Burner 1 Needed, Not Included
Iron Ring 1 Needed, Not Included
Wire Gauze 1 Needed, Not Included
Spatulas 3 Needed, Not Included
Stirring Rod 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance (accurate to 0.1 g) 1 Needed, Not Included
Weighing Boats 3 Needed, Not Included
Crucible Tongs 1 Needed, Not Included
Sodium Chloride Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water Needed, Not Included
Aluminum Foil Needed, Not Included
Wash Bottle Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Thermal Gloves or Hand Protectors Needed, Not Included
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