Classroom Resources: Acids & Bases
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Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Temperature | High School
In this lab, students will perform two chemical reactions, one between acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate and the other between the citric acid and the sodium bicarbonate in an Alka-Seltzer tablet when dissolved in water. Both reactions will produce gas while reacting in a closed plastic sandwich bag, causing it to inflate. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the results in order to understand indicators of chemical changes, heat flow, and factors that affect reaction rates
Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions, Observations | Middle School, High School
In this lab students will learn how acidic groundwater reacts with limestone, causing it to erode. Sinkholes form when eroded limestone underneath the surface of the earth can no longer support the ground above it. Students will test how acid reacts with a variety of rocks and determine which rocks would be best to build a city on top of in order to reduce the chance of sinkholes forming.
Titrations, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators, Chemical Change, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Concentration, Molarity, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School
In this lab, students will perform a titration of a vinegar sample to determine if it is it close to the concentration claimed on the bottle.
Titrations, Equivalence Point, Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Salts, Molarity, Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Error Analysis | High School
In this lab, students calculate the molarity of an unknown using a titration and also by solving for a dilution.
Acid Rain, Chemical Change, Acid Base Reactions, pH, Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Observations, Interdisciplinary | High School
In this activity, students will investigate the chemistry of acid rain through web based research. Students will also have the opportunity to observe the reaction between a common acid and a material in a week long simulation and relate their findings to the effects of acid rain.
Combustion, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Observations, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School
In this demonstration, students will witness the ability of carbon dioxide to extinguish a flame and oxygen to feed a flame. They will also be introduced to the concept of catalysts. This demonstration could also be used as an opportunity to practice writing and balancing equations and classifying chemical reactions.
Acid Rain, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Indicators, Equivalence Point, pH, Concentration, Molarity | High School
In this lesson, students will prepare an environment and make acid rain to see how the acid rain effects the items in the environment.
Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Elementary School, Middle School
In this lesson, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.
Titrations, Limiting Reactant, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators, Chemical Change, Equivalence Point, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Graphing, Error Analysis, Chemical Change, Error Analysis, Measurements, Concentration, Molarity | High School
In this lab, students study several concepts, including acid-base reactions, limiting reactants, and stoichiometry, by observing the contained reaction of acetic acid (diluted vinegar) with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) in an unconventional, cost effective titration.
Indicators, Le Châtelier's Principle, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Limiting Reactant, Reaction Rate, Observations, Chemical Change | High School
In this demonstration, students will observe a color change in a milk of magnesia solution as vinegar is added.
Chemical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a reaction between acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in order to inflate a balloon and to introduce the concept of a chemical reaction to students. Students will observe the reaction, and identify indicators of chemical change as well as discuss the different types of matter that are involved.