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Flinn’s Exploring Chemistry™—Atomic and Electron Structure Package

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7690

Price: $91.35

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The Flinn’s Exploring Chemistry™—Atomic and Electron Structure Package provides insight into the properties of matter. Build a solid foundation for student success with two experiments, demonstrations and POGIL™ activities.

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Atomic and electron structure are central, unifying principles for understanding the properties of matter. Build a strong foundation for student success in chemistry with this integrated set of activities—two experiments, two demonstrations and two POGIL™ activities. 

• Determine the structure of something you cannot see! Students will feel great when they deduce the construction of a “black-box” in The Think Tube demonstration. 
• In Atomic Target Practice, students model Rutherford scattering to discover the “nucleus” of an atom. 
• The Energy in Photons demonstration gives glow-in-the-dark evidence for the quantum theory of electron structure. 
• The classic Flame Tests experiment provides colorful qualitative evidence for the electronic structure of atoms. 
• Two POGIL activities, Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass, ensure understanding of how subatomic particles determine the identity and properties of an element. 

The package includes chemicals and specialty equipment to perform the lab and learning activities listed below. Quantities of chemicals are sufficient for three classes of 30 students working in pairs! Instructions for all activities may be found in Atomic and Electron Structure, Volume 3 in the Flinn ChemTopic™ Labs series, which is included in the package. Common laboratory equipment is required and available separately.

  • The Think Tube—A “Black-Box” Activity (Demonstration)
  • Atomic Target Practice—Rutherford Scattering and the Nuclear Atom (Experiment)
  • Isotopes (POGIL Activity)
  • Average Atomic Mass (POGIL Activity)
  • Energy in Photons—Light Energy (Demonstration)
  • Flame Tests—Atomic Emission and Electron Energy Levels (Experiment)


Materials Included in Kit:  
Flinn ChemTopic™ Labs: Atomic and Electron Structure, Volume 3
Calcium chloride, flake, 50 g
Copper(II) chloride, lab grade, 50 g
Lithium chloride, reagent, 50 g
Potassium chloride, reagent, 50 g
Sodium chloride, lab grade, 50 g
Strontium chloride, reagent, 50 g
Cardboard squares, 17" x 17", 8
Cork stoppers, size 5, 32
Energy in photons card
Glue stick, small
Marbles, glass, 16 mm, 20
Nylon string, neon, 6
POGIL® activity, Average Atomic Mass
POGIL activity, Isotope
Push pins, 32
Tube, white, 19" long, with 2 caps, 4 holes
Washer, ¾" o.d.
Wood ball, blue, ½", 5/32" hole
Wood ball, green, ½", 5/32" hole
Wood ball, red, ½", 5/32" hole
Wood ball, yellow, ½", 5/32" hole 
Wood disc, 3½" diameter x ¾" thick
Wood half-circle, 4" x 2", ¾" think
Wood hexagon, 3" x 2½", ¾" think
Wood parallelogram, 3½" x 2½", ¾" think
Wood rectangle, 4" x 2", ¾" think
Wood right triangle, 2" x 4" x ¾" thick
Wood splints, 230
Wood square, 3" x 3", ¾" thick
Wood triangle, 4" x 3", ¾" thick