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Producing Metals with Electricity - Student Laboratory Kit

Producing Metals with Electricity -
Student Laboratory Kit, AP6877
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Producing Metals with Electricity - Student Laboratory Kit
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Pass an electric current through a solution and collect pure silver metal! Demonstrate the real-world uses of electrochemistry with this innovative lab activity.

Students investigate the reactions of copper, zinc, and silver salt solutions in a partitioned Petri dish with mini-carbon electrodes. A simple 9-volt battery serves as a power source. The products are a beautiful metal coating at the negative electrode. A great activity for an applications-oriented chemistry class. Includes metal salt solutions, partitioned Petri dishes, battery caps with leads, pencil lead electrodes, reproducible student handouts, detailed background information, and Teacher Notes with sample data and answers to all questions. 

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. 9-V batteries are required and available separately.


Batteries, Transistor, Alkaline, 9.0 V

The AAA, AA, C, D, and 9 V batteries shown are all alkaline batteries. Consumer Reports states that while alkaline batteries cost three to five times more than acidic batteries, alkalines last 10 times longer.
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Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 451
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 432
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