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Innovating Science® - Synthesis of a Coordination Complex

Synthesis of a Coordination Complex

Product # IS2535

Coordination complexes are brightly colored compounds consisting of a central metal atom and ligand molecules, atoms, or ions. Synthesize and purify a lime-green coordination complex called potassium ferrioxalate trihydrate in this multi-step synthesis and optionally analzye the complex via UV-Visible spectrophotometry.

This kit contains enough materials for 15 groups, a Teacher's Manual, and Student Study Guide copymaster.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B; PS2.B
Performance Expectations: HS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3; HS-PS1-7; HS-PS2-6
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Energy and Matter; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Kit Contents:
       0.5 M Oxalic Acid, 615 mL
       1.0 M Potassium Oxalate, 180 mL
       3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 180 mL
       95% Ethanol, 135 mL
       50% Ethanol, 180 mL
       0.1 M Sulfuric Acid, 325 mL
       Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate Hexahydrate, 50 g
15   Pipettes
15   Filter Papers

Materials Needed but Not Supplied:
Glass Beakers, 150 mL
Hot Plate Stirrers & Stir Bars
Distilled or Deionized Water
Laboratory Scale
Graduated Cylinders
Tongs or Heat-Resistant Gloves


Ice Bath
´╗┐Cuvettes (Optional) 
´╗┐Spectrophotometer (Optional)

DOT Info:
UN1170, Ethanol, 3(II), Limited quantity equal to or less than 1L.

*"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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol, Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, 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

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