Featured in PASCO’s College Chemistry Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with 36 experiments covering introductory and general chemistry topics.
Coordination Compound Synth
Use a series of reactions to synthesize a coordination compound, potassium aluminum sulfate dodecahydrate (alum), and calculate the theoretical and percent yields.
Students synthesize a coordination compound, potassium aluminum sulfate dodecahydrate (alum), and calculate the theoretical and percent yields.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Carrying out a series of reactions that result in the synthesis of alum.
- Practicing laboratory techniques.
- Performing basic laboratory separation processes such as filtration, decanting, and recrystallization.
Balance - 1 per class
Beaker, 250-mL - 2
Graduated cylinder, 50-mL
Büchner filter flask
Stirring rod, glass
Filter paper - 3
3 M Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) - 35 mL
3 M Potassium hydroxide (KOH) - 25 mL
50% Ethanol - 50 mL
100% Ethanol - 50 mL
Acetone (C3H6O) - 50 mL
Aluminum foil - 1.1 g
Distilled water for rinsing equipment
Ice- 400 mL
The Associated Bundle:
Contains the probeware for completing experiments in the College Chemistry lab manual.