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Experiments: Block A
Description
Safety Exercise Safety pledge.
Candle Experiment Practice making scientific observations, following procedures, and writing lab reports.
Experiment A1 Mass and volume measurement.
Experiment A2 (new—as of Mar. 2011) The use of a commercial spectrophotometer to measure the amount of ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) in an Aspirin tablet. Preparation of stock solutions and dilutions.
Experiment A2 (old—discontinued Mar. 2011) The use of a simple spectrophotometer to measure the amount of ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) in an Aspirin tablet. Preparation of stock solutions and dilutions.
Experiment A3 Acid–base titrations. Standardization of a sodium hydroxide solution and the subsequent measurement of the amount of ASA in Aspirin tablets.
Experiment A4 The determination of the universal gas constant.
Experiments: Block B
Description
Experiment B1 Solutions and solubility. Learn different factors affecting the the solution process and solubility (stirring, temperature, diffusion, saturation, colligative properties).
Experiment B2 The determination of an enthalpy change that cannot be measured directly. Use of a simple calorimeter and study of Hess’s Law.
Experiment B3 The reactions and identification of some common cations. Test for the presence of certain cations in a substance; net ionic equations and line spectra.
Experiment B4 Quantitative gravimetric determination of phosphorus found in plant fertilizer.
Experiments: Project C
Description
Experiment C The stoichiometry of an oxidation–reduction reaction using titration. Reaction of potassium iodate and potassium iodide to produce iodine.