Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry


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  • Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature, Sublimation, Interdisciplinary, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Ideal Gas, Volume | High School

    Demonstration: Ideal Gas Law using Carbon Dioxide

    In this demonstration, students observe dry ice sublime while the CO2 gas fills a balloon. They then calculate the moles and volume of CO2 produced.

  • Gas Laws, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Ideal Gas Law

    In this lab, students use the reaction of an antacid table with water to inflate a balloon. They then use the ideal gas law to determine the number of moles of gas produced by the reaction.

  • Combustion, Exothermic & Endothermic, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Heat of Combustion, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Law of Conservation of Energy, Bond Energy, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: How Much Energy is in Your Snack Food?

    In this lab, students will find the amount of heat energy stored in foods and compare heat calories with food calories.

  • Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat of Neutralization, Calorimetry, Specific Heat, Temperature, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, Bond Energy | High School

    Lab: Heat of Neutralization

    In this lab, students carry out an acid-base reaction to calculate the heat of neutralization based on experimental data. This lab will reinforce the concepts of exothermic and endothermic processes, system and surroundings, and heat of reaction (specifically, neutralization).

  • Observations, Density, Physical Properties, Interdisciplinary, Measurements, Graphing, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Graphing Density

    In this lab, students will collect data and then use graphing to determine the density values of unknown metal samples.

  • Accuracy, Measurements, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Glassware Accuracy

    In this lab, students use different types of laboratory glassware to measure 50 mL of water and determine the accuracy of each piece of glassware.

  • Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School

    Activity: S'more Stoichiometry

    In this activity, students determine the number of graham crackers and chocolate pieces required to complete a “reaction” with a given quantity of marshmallows (the limiting reactant). They then use the same thought process with a problem involving a real chemical reaction.

  • Density, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Measurements, Volume, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Gas Density and Relative Molecular Mass

    In this lab, students will quantitatively determine the densities of four gases.

  • Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Reduction, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Oxidation, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Extracting Copper From Ore

    In this lab, students extract copper from copper carbonate using two different methods, and then determine which industrial method is most effective.

  • Observations, Density, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Measurements, Matter, Volume, Graphing | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Pressure Bottle

    In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

  • Percent Composition, Measurements | High School

    Lab: Percent Composition

    In this lab, students will calculate the percent composition of sugar in gum and the percent composition of water in popcorn kernels.

  • Percent Composition, Measurements | High School

    Lab: Mineral Investigation

    In this lab, students will put their problem solving skills to work as a team to determine how many specific samples of ore can be made from a lode equivalent to the size of their classroom. This lab is perfect for the start of the school year to engage students in real-life applications of chemistry, as well as essential mathematic and measurement skills.

  • Observations, Density, Inferences, Identifying an Unknown, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Colors of the Rainbow

    In this lab, students will practice density calculations and put their calculations to test by creating their own density column.

  • Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Catalysts, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School

    Lesson Plan: Catalysis & Catalytic Converters

    In this lesson students will be introduced to catalysts while expanding their knowledge of chemical reactions and stoichiometry. They will first learn about catalytic converters and then be challenged to create the best “catalytic converter” of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen gas in an inquiry-based activity.

  • Molecular Formula, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, Molar Mass | High School

    Activity: Can You Color A Mole?

    In this activity, students determine how many moles of paraffin are used when they color a piece of paper as well as how many molecules and moles of wax are in one crayon.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Molar Mass | High School

    Lab: Calculating Moles

    In this lab, students will have the opportunity to practice conducting the chemist’s way of counting atoms and molecules by using the mole. They will determine the mass of various common elements and compounds and convert this data into values of moles, atoms and molecules. This will allow students to realize the connection between commonly used laboratory chemicals and the quantitative data and calculations that are such a fundamental part of chemistry.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements | High School

    Activity: Bring Me A Mole

    In this lab, students take an abstract concept, the mole, and turn it into a real measurable concept.

  • Density, Review, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Experimental Design | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Bowling Ball—Will it Sink or Float in Water?

    In this lab, students will find the density of a bowling ball to determine whether it will sink or float in water.

  • Isotopes, Measurements, Atomic Mass | High School

    Activity: Beanium Isotopes

    In this activity, students will determine the average atomic mass of a sample of an imaginary element called Beanium.

  • Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Accuracy, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Baking Soda Stoichiometry

    In this lab, students will decompose baking soda and use stoichiometry to determine the proper balanced chemical equation of its decomposition.

  • Concentration, Molarity, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Indicators, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, pH | High School

    Lab: Acid/Base Stoichiometry

    In this lab, students experience a limiting reactant and can physically see the difference in amounts of product generated. They also see which reactant is in excess.

  • Concentration, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Titrations, Indicators, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, Graphing, Error Analysis, Error Analysis, Equivalence Point | High School

    Lab: Acid-Base Mole Ratio

    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.

  • Concentration, Molarity, Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, Measurements, Acid Base Reactions, Equivalence Point, pH | High School

    Lab: Acid Base Reactions

    In this lab, students will witness a reaction between an acid and base. One will be strong, and the other may be weak or strong--it's up to them to determine.

  • Interdisciplinary, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Error Analysis | High School

    Lab: Nanoscale and Self-Assembly

    In this lab, students determine both the diameter of one single BB and the length of an oleic acid molecule.

  • Introduction, Accuracy, Measurements, SI Units | High School

    Activity: Mysteriously Melodramatic & Maniacal Metric Measurements

    In this activity, students predict the measurements of objects using metric units. They then take the actual measurements and compare them to their predictions.

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