Labs/ Experiments

The chemistry laboratory is a place to explore and experiment. The goal is not to know that a scientific theory exists or a mathematical theorem provides an answer, but why and how. It is one of many stages that offer a collaborative, team-based setting in producing knowledge and connecting atomic interactions to the natural phenomena that we experience and see on a daily basis. The laboratory is beyond simply learning content, but the environment where students engage in learning from mistakes and problem solving.

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LABORATORY MANUAL

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Unit 1: Atomic Structure and Properties Go to unit page

Lab #1.1 - Determine the Formula of a Hydrate 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #1.2 - Empirical Formula of MgxOy

Lab #1.3 - Iron (II) or (III) Determination


Unit 2: Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties Go to unit page

No labs currently. See unit page for activities and demonstrations.


Unit 3: Intermolecular Forces and Properties Go to unit page

Lab #5.1 - Chromatography - Drug Test MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #3.1 - Gas Law Relationships

Lab #3.2 - Molar Volume of Hydrogen 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #3.3 - Molar Mass Determination of Unknown Gas 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #4.1 - Percent Copper in Brass MAJOR AP® LAB


Unit 4: Chemical Reactions Go to unit page

Lab #2.1 - Gravimetric Analysis of Calcium Carbonate in an Antacid Tablet MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #2.2 - % Fe Content in Iron Supplement w/ FAS Standardization 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #2.3 - Determination Vitamin C content in Commercial Product MAJOR AP® LAB


Unit 5: Kinetics Go to unit page

Lab #7.1 - Kinetics of Crystal Violet Lab 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #7.2 - Iodine Clock Reaction 💻 📦


Unit 6: Thermodynamics Go to unit page

Lab #6.1 - Specific Heat of Unknown Metals

Lab #6.2 - Hess's Law/ Determining Enthalpy of Formation for MgO 💻 📦 MAJOR AP® LAB

Lab #6.3 - Designing a Hand Warmer MAJOR AP® LAB


Unit 7: Equilibrium Go to unit page

No labs currently. See unit page for activities and demonstrations.


Unit 8: Acids & Bases Go to unit page

Lab #10.1 - Acid Determination in Coca-Cola®

Lab #10.2 - Investigation of Carbon Cycle

10.2.a - Standardization of Sodium Hydroxide 💻

20b - Antacid Analysis

20c - Selective Precipitation & Leaf Jar Analysis

Lab #10.3 - Properties of a Buffer MAJOR AP® LAB


Unit 9: Applications of Thermodynamics Go to unit page

Lab #9.1 - Ksp of Borax


Cumulative Review

Lab #R.1 - Copper Cycle Lab

Lab #R.2 - Green Crystal Lab

R.2.a - Synthesis

R.2.b - Determination of Percent Water

R.2.c - Determination of % Potassium and % Iron

R.2.d - Determination of % Oxalate






Purpose of lab work:

In order to get the most out of lab work, it is important to keep in mind the main purposes of lab work is:

1. Develop an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work;

2. Gain skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment and instruments used;

3. Learn to work with others (i.e., carry out complex tasks, share the work of the task, assume different roles, and contribute and respond to ideas);

4. Develop safe and conscientious lab habits, techniques and procedures.



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