High School / Chemistry

Fragrant Esters

Students use a temperature sensor and a Molecular Model Set to study the properties of reactants and products of three distinct esterification reactions.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.


Student Files

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Featured Equipment

Electrode Support

Electrode Support

Ideal for keeping sensors in place during experiments, this support connects to standard ring stands with an adjustable screw.

Molecular Model Kit

Molecular Model Set

An ideal set for introductory chemistry. All the components needed to create simple to complex molecules.

Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Fragrant Esters