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Innovating Science® - AP® Chemistry Lab #9: Analyzing the Components of Pain Relievers

AP® Chemistry Lab #9: Analyzing the Components of Pain Relievers


Product # IS8109

Students will 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. These results will help the student create a procedure that will be used to separate components in a mixture and determine percent composition. The activity contains enough materials for 15 groups of students as well as a Teacher's Guide and Student Study Guide Copymasters. Meets Big Idea 3, Investigation 9, Primary Learning Objective 3.10.

Kit Includes:
750mL Ethyl Acetate
750mL Sodium Bicarbonate, 10%
250mL 6.0M Hydrochloric Acid
50g Sucrose
100g Acetaminophen
100g Acetylsalicylic Acid
1 pkg pH Strips 1-14 Pkg/100

Materials needed but not included:
Beakers, 100mL
Erlenmeyer Flask, 125mL
Filter Paper
Funnels
Graduated Cylinders
Hot Water Bath
Ice Bath
Separatory Funnels
Lab Stand with Ring Clamps
Test Tubes
Laboratory Spatulas
Distilled or Deionized Water

DOT Info:
UN1173, Ethyl acetate, 3, II, Ltd Qty
UN1789, Hydrochloric acid, 8, II, Ltd Qty

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Acetyl Salicylic Acid/Aspirin, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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