Innovating Science® - A Greener Synthesis of Acetylsalicylic Acid Kit

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Manufacturer ID - IS9503

Students will learn about acids and bases through a class discussion and then test a dilute acid and dilute base with neutral litmus paper to learn how the paper indicates something is acidic or basic. Once that skill is learned they can move on to test some common items that would be found around their house to determine if they are acids or bases. Optional: Extra litmus paper is included to test more items either from home or around the school building for a greater understanding of acids and bases. The activity contains enough materials for 6 groups of students.

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Show students it is possible to produce acetylsalicylic acid from a naturally-occurring, renewable resource. Students will convert sodium salicylate to salicylic acid, collect and dry prepared salicylic acid. They may then use a quick confirmatory test to examine for the presence of salicylic acid. The prepared salicylic acid can then be used to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups. Teacher's Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; MS-PS1-5; HS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Energy and Matter
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Kit Includes:
6 x 25mL Sodium Hydroxide, 3M
6 x 25mL Hydrochloric Acid, 3M
1 x 25mL Methyl Salicylate
2 x 25mL Acetic Anhydride
1 x 5mL Phosphoric Acid, 85%
1 x 5mL Ferric Nitrate
15 Pipettes, Disposable

DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Brand Name
Innovating Science®
Performance Expectations 5-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Engineering Practices Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Box Used 12663SBOX
Width (in) 6.25
Height (in) 4
Weight (oz) 19.9
Weight (lb) 1.24
Country of Origin US
Harmonization Code 9023.00.0000
DOT Description Non regulated

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