College Chemistry Instructor Guide - PS-3803A

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The College Chemistry Instructor Guide contains 36 editable student activities and a instructor edition with sample data, answers to questions and a wealth of other resources.

Overview

PASCO's College Chemistry Instructor Guide is designed by chemistry educators to help teach students through guided inquiry and covers major introductory and general chemistry topics through 36 challenging experiments.

Topics covered include:

  • Chemical Composition and Stoichiometry
  • Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics
  • Atomic and Nuclear Structure
  • Organic Chemistry
  • And More!

Special Features

Supports effective student learning:

  • Make predictions before data sets are collected
  • Use critical thinking skills to answer embedded questions in each activity
  • Multiple choice questions bridge the gap between lecture and lab, and help students gain confidence for exams
  • Extended inquiry suggestions allow for further investigations

Includes

  • Flash Drive containing editable MS Word version of student handouts
  • PDF of full teacher edition
  • Convenient spiral-bound binder of full teacher edition
  • Trial version of Odyssey molecular visualization software
  • Experiments

    Chemical Composition and Stoichiometry

    Analysis of a Coordination Compound

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to help confirm the identity of a sample of alum synthesized in Lab 15a by conducting both qualitative and quantitative analyses.

    Determine the Percentage of Water in a Hydrate

    Use a crucible and Bunsen burner to determine the water content of a hydrated salt.

    Determining the Empirical Formula of a Compound

    Use a crucible and Bunsen burner to react a chemical with air in order to determine the stoichiometric composition of an ionic compound.

    Gravimetric Determination of a Precipitate

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor with gravimetric analysis to determine the amount of sulfate in a sample of an unknown alkali sulfate.

    Identifying an Unknown Metal

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to identify an unknown metal by applying the Ideal Gas Law.

    Mole Relationships in a Chemical Reaction

    Use a conductivity sensor to determine the stoichiometric coefficients of the reactants of a chemical reaction.

    Synthesis of a Coordination Compound

    Use a series of reactions to synthesize a coordination compound, potassium aluminum sulfate dodecahydrate (alum), and calculate the theoretical and percent yields.

    Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics

    Enthalpy of a Chemical Reaction

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to derive the enthalpy change of a reaction.

    Atomic and Nuclear Structure

    Absorption Spectra

    Use a spectrometer to learn about the composition of the electromagnetic radiation in the visible range, to develop an understanding of how the interaction of objects and solutions with light result in the perception of color, and to dispel misconceptions of objects "having color." A spectrometer is required to perform this lab. We recommend PASCO's Wireless Spectrometer.

    Determining the Half-Life of an Isotope

    Use an alpha beta gamma radiation sensor to investigate the radioactive decay and half-life of an isotope.

    Gas Laws

    Determine the Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to determine the molar mass of an unknown volatile liquid at the boiling temperature of water and atmospheric pressure.

    Exploring Gas Laws

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to explore the relationship between pressure and volume, and pressure and temperature, for a gas.

    Molar Volume of a Gas

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to determine the molar volume of a gas by relating pressure, volume, and temperature.

    Intermolecular Forces and States of Matter

    Molecular Interaction in Ethanol and Acetone

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to determine and relate the heat of vaporization of substances to the interactions between molecules.

    Solutions and Solubility

    Analysis of Anions

    Use chemical reactions and chemical properties to analyze solutions of known anions, using the results to analyze a solution of unknown anions.

    Colorimetric Analysis

    Use a colorimeter to learn how the factors of concentration and path length affect the absorbance of a colored solution.

    Conductometric Titration

    Use a conductivity sensor and drop counter to determine the concentration of a solution with titration.

    Molecular Weight by Freezing Point Depression

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to determine the molecular weight of a compound by measuring the freezing point depression of a solution.

    Separation and Analysis of Cations

    Use chemical reactions and chemical properties to identify the cations present in a mixture by systematically reacting the unknown with various reagents.

    Separation by Liquid Chromatography

    Use liquid chromatography to separate the ingredients of a mixture.

    Acid-Base Chemistry

    Acid–Base Titration

    Use a pH sensor and drop counter to determine the molar concentration of a strong acid solution by titrating measured volumes with a strong base of known concentration.

    Determination of the Ka Values of Two Isomeric Multi-Protic Acids

    Use a pH sensor and drop counter to determine the acidity constants of two isomeric multi-protic acids and relate the acidity constants to their structural differences.

    Determining Ka by Half-Titration of a Weak Acid

    Use a pH sensor and drop counter to determine the equilibrium constant for the ionization of a weak acid to ascertain the identity of the acid.

    Properties of Buffer Solutions

    Use a pH sensor to demonstrate the properties of buffer solutions and buffer capacity.

    Standardizing a Solution of Sodium Hydroxide

    Use a pH sensor and drop counter to determine the concentration of a sodium hydroxide solution by titrating it with a standard solution of known concentration.

    Using Different Indicators for pH Determination

    Use a drop counter and pH sensor to determine the CO2 content of a beverage by performing titrations with multiple acid-base indicators.

    Kinetics and Equilibrium

    Determination of a Solubility Product

    Use a pH sensor and drop counter to determine the solubility product of an ionic compound through titration and calculations.

    Determination of the Rate of the Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide

    Use an absolute pressure sensor and stainless steel temperature sensor to determine the rate constant of a chemical reaction.

    Determine the Equilibrium Constant for a Chemical Reaction

    Use a colorimeter to determine the equilibrium constant for a chemical reaction.

    Order of Reaction

    Use a colorimeter to determine the rate constant and the order of reaction.

    Electrochemistry

    Determination of Electrochemical Series

    Use a voltage sensor to determine the half-reactions that relate to the anode and cathode of a galvanic cell and to calculate the electromotive force for a battery.

    Electroplating

    Use a voltage-current sensor to construct an electrochemical cell that deposits copper onto another metal surface and to apply Faraday’s law to relate the total electric charge to the mass of metal deposited.

    Oxidation–Reduction Titration

    Use an oxidation reduction potential electrode and drop counter to determine the concentration of a commercial, nominally 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, measuring the change in potential during an oxidation-reduction reaction.

    The Breathalyzer™ Test for Alcohol

    Use a colorimeter to determine the concentration of an ethanol solution using the Breathalyzer™ test: chemical oxidation of ethanol by acidic dichromate.

    Organic Chemistry

    Organic Synthesis I—Preparation

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to synthesize an organic compound (aspirin).

    Organic Synthesis II—Analysis

    Use a stainless steel temperature sensor, pH sensor, and drop counter to perform qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, including melting point determination and titration, to analyze the purity of the aspirin synthesized in Lab 22a.

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