ChemQuest® AP® Chemistry Lab #9 - Examining the Composition of a Pain Reliever

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Grades 10-12.

Allow students to get the most out of their AP® Chemistry class with this college-level lab designed to challenge the more advanced student. Students will explore key concepts while preparing for higher education. Activity contains enough materials for 15 lab groups as well as a teacher’s guide and student study guide copy-masters.

Test the solubility of each possible component of a commercially available pain reliever in an organic solvent, ethyl acetate, and in a basic aqueous solution of sodium bicarbonate and use the results to create a procedure to separate components in a mixture and determine percent composition. Meets Big Idea 3, Investigation 9, and Primary Learning Objective 3.10.

Kit includes:

  • 750 ml ethyl acetate
  • 750 ml sodium bicarbonate, 10%
  • 250 ml hydrochloric acid, 6M
  • 50 g sucrose
  • 100 g acetaminophen
  • 100 g acetylsalicylic acid
  • 100 pH strips 1-14

Materials needed but not supplied:

  • 100 ml beakers
  • 125 ml Erlenmeyer flask
  • Filter paper
  • Funnels
  • Graduated cylinders
  • Hot water and ice baths
  • Separatory funnels
  • Lab stand with ring clamps
  • Test tubes
  • Laboratory spatulas
  • Distilled or deionized water

Item Weight: 8
Age: 15 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Subject Areas: Chemistry
Assembly Required: false
Grade: 10 - 12
School Type: High School
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