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Carolina Chemonstrations® for Use with AP® Chemistry: Thermodynamics Kit



Introduce or review the concepts of thermodynamics in preparation for the AP® Chemistry Exam. 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.

Carolina Chemonstrations® for Use with AP® Chemistry kits help 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 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 assessment 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.


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • 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.
What’s Included:
  • 1 Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate, 100 g
  • 1 Ammonium Chloride, 50 g
  • 1 Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, 500 g
  • 2 Petri Dishes
  • 2 Waxless Paper Cups
  • 1 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, 30 mL
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Sheet
Needed But Not Included:
  • 3 Erlenmeyer Flasks, 250 mL
  • 1 Beaker, 250 mL
  • 1 Beaker, 150 mL
  • 1 Wooden Meterstick or Yardstick
  • 1 Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL
  • 1 Hot Plate
  • 1 Bunsen Burner
  • 1 Iron Ring
  • 1 Wire Gauze
  • 3 Spatulas
  • 1 Stirring Rod
  • 1 Balance (accurate to 0.1 g)
  • 3 Weighing Boats
  • 1 Crucible Tongs
  •  Sodium Chloride
  •  Distilled Water
  •  Aluminum Foil
  •  Wash Bottle
  •  Paper Towels
  •  Thermal Gloves or Hand Protectors
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


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