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Carbon Dioxide—What a Gas! Student Laboratory Kit

By: Bruce Mattson, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Item #: AP5950 

Price: $29.27

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With the Carbon Dioxide, What a Gas! Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students gain a hands-on understanding of the chemistry of carbon dioxide. Students will generate carbon dioxide gas and observe the properties and reactions of the gas.

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Generate microscale quantities (50–60 mL) of carbon dioxide gas in syringes and observe the properties and reactions of the gas. Perform the classic limewater test for the detection of CO2, observe the acidic nature of the gas, watch the gas undergo a chemical reaction and determine if carbon dioxide supports combustion of a candle flame. Students gain a hands-on understanding of the chemistry of carbon dioxide. Includes Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts and all necessary chemicals and specialized materials.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. The Chemistry of Gases Classroom Equipment Kit (Catalog No. AP5951) is needed to perform this lab and is available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonium hydroxide solution, 6 m, 20 mL
Hydrochloric acid solution, 1 M, 500 mL
Lime water solution, saturated, 250 mL
Silicone grease packet
Sodium bicarbonate, 20 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 6 M, 200 mL
Universal indicator solution, 35 mL
Candles, birthday type, pkg/24
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-ESS3.D: Global Climate Change
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Stability and change
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS3-1: Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
HS-PS3-4: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).
MS-PS3-4: Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.