Classroom Resources: Quantitative Chemistry
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Classification of Reactions, Oxidation, Reduction, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Redox Reaction, Activity Series, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Measurements  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.

Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Percent Yield, Balancing Equations, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Chemical Change, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Observations, Separating Mixtures  High School
Lab: Reactions of Copper
In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

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

Mole Concept  High School
Activity: Popcorn Counting Unit
In this activity, students develop a new method of counting objects, called the PCU, and compare this method to the concept of the mole.

Percent Composition  High School, Middle School
Lab: Percent Composition of M&M's
In this lesson, students explore the idea of percent composition by investigating different varieties of M&M’s.

Percent Composition, Percent Composition, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Lab: Percent Composition of Bubble Gum
In this lab, students will be introduced to the concept of percent composition. Students will determine the amount of sweetener in various brands of gum by determining the mass difference of the gum before and after it is chewed.

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 Yield, Limiting Reactant, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis  High School
Activity: Cookie Stoichiometry
In this activity, students use a chocolate chip cookie recipe to answer questions related to stoichiometry, percent yield, and limiting reactants.

Measurements, Percent Composition  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 reallife applications of chemistry, as well as essential mathematic and measurement skills.

Density, Observations, Inferences, Measurements, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis, Scientific Method  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.

Catalysts, Reaction Rate, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Chemical Change, Error Analysis, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Measurements, Error Analysis, Dimensional 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 inquirybased activity.

Mole Concept, Measurements, Dimensional Analysis, 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, Significant Figures, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Molar Mass, Molecular Formula  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  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, Dimensional Analysis, Review, Measurements, Accuracy, Accuracy, Experimental Design, Error Analysis  High School, Middle 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, Atomic Mass, Measurements  High School
Activity: Beanium Isotopes
In this activity, students will determine the average atomic mass of a sample of an imaginary element called Beanium.

Stoichiometry, Percent Yield, Classification of Reactions, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Error Analysis, Measurements, Accuracy  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.

Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Volume, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept  High School
Project: Air Bag Stoichiometry
In this lab, students make realworld connections of stoichiometry with the design of car air bags.

Limiting Reactant, Acid Base Reactions, Stoichiometry, Indicators, pH, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Measurements, Concentration, Molarity  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.

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
Lab: AcidBase Mole Ratio
In this lab, students study several concepts, including acidbase 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.

Strong vs Weak, Titrations, Acid Base Reactions, Equivalence Point, Indicators, pH, Concentration, Molarity, Measurements  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 strongit's up to them to determine.

Dimensional Analysis, Significant Figures, Measurements, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Interdisciplinary  High School
Lab: Nanoscale and SelfAssembly
In this lab, students determine both the diameter of one single BB and the length of an oleic acid molecule.

Measurements, SI Units, Accuracy, Introduction  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.

Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Density  High School
Lab: Moles of Food
In this lab, students will analyze the nutrition label of a variety of foods to find the amount of specific elements in each serving. Students are asked to evaluate and compare the data in a series of questions, in order to convert the values to moles. This lab gives students the opportunity to see the connection between the chemistry mole concept and everyday foods.

Limiting Reactant, Classification of Reactions, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Mole Relationships in a Single Displacement Reaction
In this lab, students will carry out a reaction between metallic copper and an aqueous solution of silver nitrate to determine the mole ratio between the reactants and the products and write a balanced equation based on the data.