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Separation and Qualitative Determination of Cations and Anions—AP* Chemistry Classic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6453

Price: $98.80

With the Separation and Qualitative Determination of Cations and Anions Classic Lab Kit for AP* Chemistry, students perform lab techniques associated with qualitative analysis and determine the presence of cations and anions in samples.

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Classic AP Requirement #14—Separation and Qualitative Analysis of Cations and Anions

Students analyze two solution sets of four cations and four anions. For each set, a specific qualitative scheme is followed to separately detect each of the four ions present. Students are then given two unknown solution sets to analyze. By following the qualitative schemes, students determine which cations and anions are present and which are absent from the two samples. Four to five 50-minute lab sessions will be needed to complete all four sets of analyses.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

Separation and Qualitative Determination of Cations and Anions Inquiry Guidance & 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): Acetic acid solution, aluminum granules, ammonia solution, barium chloride solution, barium hydroxide, copper(II) nitrate solution, hydrochloric acid solution, iron(III) nitrate solution, nitric acid solution, potassium ferrocyanide solution, potassium thiocyanate solution, silver nitrate solutions, sodium carbonate solution, sodium chloride solution, sodium hydroxide solution, sodium nitrate solution, sodium sulfate solution, sulfuric acid solution, zinc nitrate solution, Beral-type pipets.

Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): Beakers (for hot water baths and disposal containers), centrifuges (shared), dropper bottles, hot plates, litmus paper or pH paper, microscope slides, spatula, stirring rod, stoppers to fit test tubes, storage bottle with cap (shared), 13 × 100 mm test tubes, test tube rack, watch glasses.

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