Innovating Science® - Activity Series AP Chemistry Kit

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Manufacturer ID - IS8002

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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An activity series of metals is a table of metals arranged in the order of their decreasing chemical activity or the ease at which the metal will give up one or more electrons to form positive ions. This table is similar to the electrochemical series of elements. For example if you take the group of metals magnesium, mercury and nickel, magnesium is the most reactive and mercury the least. To empirically determine which of these metals is more reactive, place a piece of the metal in a salt solution of the other. The more reactive metal will replace the less reactive metal and the less reactive will appear in the solid form. The reactive metal has been oxidized; the less reactive metal has been reduced.

Kit Includes:
45 pieces Copper Metal
45 pieces Zinc Metal
45 pieces Magnesium Metal
45 pieces Lead Metal
1 x 50mL Copper Nitrate, 0.1M
1 x 50mL Zinc Nitrate, 0.1M
1 x 50mL Magnesium Nitrate, 0.1M
1 x 50mL Lead Nitrate, 0.1M
1 x 2.15g Potassium Bromide
1 x 0.6g Potassium Bromate
1 x 25mL Sulfuric Acid, 1.0M
2 x 25mL Chlorine Water
2 x 25mL Iodine Water
2 x 25mL Sodium Bromide, 0.1M
2 x 25mL Potassium Iodide, 0.1M
2 x 25mL Sodium Chloride, 0.1M
2 x 75mL Mineral Oil
1 Empty Bottle (for Bromine Water)

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

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and lead compounds, Potassium Bromate and Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to
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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