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Electrochemical Cells—AP* Chemistry Classic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP9092

Price: $117.70

With the Electrochemical Cells Classic Lab Kit for AP* Chemistry, students learn how to use a voltmeter, how to calculate net ionic equations and more by constructing a microscale series of half-cells and analyzing resulting data.

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Classic AP Requirement #21—Measurements Using Electrochemical Cells and Electroplating

A microscale series of half-cells is constructed by placing a piece of metal into a solution of the metal’s ions. The half-cells are connected by a salt bridge, and the reduction potential of each cell is measured. Students then construct a table of reduction potentials and apply the Nernst equation through further experimentation.

Students learn how to use a voltmeter, determine the anode and cathode of a cell and calculate net ionic equations.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

Electrochemical Cells Inquiry Guidance and AP* Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Transition Guide available! Follow the link in Resources to find this valuable publication that lets you adapt this classic AP Chemistry experiment for guided-inquiry and correlate with the AP Chemistry curriculum framework.


Materials Included in Kit (for 24 students working in pairs): Copper metal, copper(II) nitrate solution, iron metal, iron(III) nitrate solution, lead metal, lead(II) nitrate solution, magnesium metal, magnesium nitrate solution, potassium nitrate solution, silver metal, silver nitrate solution, sodium chloride solution, zinc metal, zinc nitrate solution, Beral-type pipets.
Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): Beaker, filter paper, graduated cylinder, 24-well reaction plates, sandpaper or steel wool, 13 × 150 mm test tubes, voltmeter, distilled or deionized water, wires, and alligator clips.

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