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Advanced Chemistry Through Inquiry (PS-2828A)

This experiment guide covers the latest standards for College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry. Labs are based on the College Board Learning Objectives. Data Analysis and Assessment Questions are tasks designed to prepare students for the AP® Chemistry exam. 

The Advanced Chemistry through Inquiry lab manual includes sixteen hands-on experiments that tackle concepts such as stoichiometry, reaction rates, and Le Châtelier’s principle. 

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Lab Activities​

  1. Analysis of Food Dyes in Sports Drinks

  2. Investigating the Copper Content of Brass

  3. How Hard Is Your Tap Water? 

  4. How Much Acid is in Your Fruit Juice? 

  5. Separating Food Dyes Using Chromatography

  6. A Chemistry Mystery: Name That Unknown!

  7. Stoichiometry in Solutions

  8. Percentage of H2O2 in your Drugstore Hydrogen Peroxide

  9. Investigating Physical and Chemical Changes of Matter

  10. What Does Acid Rain Do To Coral Reefs?

  11. Kinetics of Crystal Violet Fading

  12. Building a Better Hand Warmer

  13. Applications of Le Châtelier’s Principle

  14. Investigation of Acid-Base Titrations

  15. Introduction to Buffers

  16. Evaluation of Lemonade as a Buffer

Essential Chemistry Student Lab Manual (EC-6352)

Our Essential Chemistry student lab manual is dynamically designed to either enhance your Essential Chemistry curriculum, or supplement your existing curriculum. It includes 73 interactive labs and activities that employ discovery-based thinking and sensor inquiry to keep students engaged in active learning throughout the class period.


4B Specific Heat Student Handout:


​1A    Experimental Variables
1B    Investigating the Temperature Scale
2A    Density of a Solid
2B    Density of a Liquid
3A    Chemical Formula
3B    Pure Substances and Mixtures
3C    Physical or Chemical Change
4A    Temperature and Thermal Energy
4B    Specific Heat
4C    Energy from Food
4D    Heat of Fusion
4E    Project: Design an Insulator 
4F    Research Presentation: Insulators in the Home
5A    Patterns and Trends
5B    Naming Ionic Compounds
5C    Store Labels and Models 
6A    Counting by Weighing
6B    Molar Mass 
6C    Percent Composition of a Hydrate
6D    Empirical Formula of Magnesium Oxide
7A    Balancing Chemical Equations 
7B    Chemical Reactions
7C    Solubility Rules
8A    Conservation of Mass
8B    Percent Yield
8C    Modeling Limiting Reactants     
8D    Determining Limiting Reactants 
8E    Project: Design an Airbag
8F    Research Enhancement: Airbags and Consumers
9A    Isotopic Composition
9B    What is a Wave?
9C    Light Energy
9D    Flame Tests
10A    Types of Bonding
10B    Lewis Structures and VSEPR
10C    Surface Tension
11A    Evaporative Cooling
11B    State Changes
11C    Hess's Law
12A    Volume of a Gas 
12B    Boyle's Law 
12C    Charles' Law     
13A    Electrolytes
13B    Solution Concentration
13C    Colored Solutions 
13D    Project: Design a Purification Process
13E    Writing and Discussion Enhancement: Water Purification
14A    Optimum Conditions
14B    Catalysts
15A    Reaction Equilibrium     
15B    Le Châtelier's Principle
16A    What is pH?     
16B    Titration of an Unknown Acid 
16C    Antacids: An Inquiry Study     
17A    Vitamin C Titration
18A    Electrochemical Cells 
18B    Electroplating
18C    Lemon Battery
18D    Project: Design a Galvanic Cell
18E    Writing and Discussion Enhancement: Galvanic Cell
19A    Half-Lives
20A    Bonding and Organic Chemistry 
20B    Distilling Aromatic Compounds 
20C    Fragrant Esters
21A    Polymers
21B    Amino Acids
22A    Chlorophyll Extraction 
22B    Respiration and Energy     
23B    Greenhouse Gases     
23B    The Water Cycle     
23C    Ocean Currents 
23D    Ocean Acidification
24A    Spectroscopy

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