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Metal Ion Chromatography—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7524 

Price: $78.33

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The Metal Ion Chromatography Chemistry Laboratory Kit revitalizes your chromatography unit! Students perform paper chromatography using metal ions! Students learn about paper chromatography by creating and analyzing their own chromatograms.

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Have your students perform paper chromatography using metal ions! In this kit, students learn more about the basics of paper chromatography by developing and evaluating their own chromatograms. Students determine the components of an unknown solution through qualitative analysis of three different metal ions—copper, nickel, and cobalt. A great activity to revitalize your chromatography unit. Includes complete instructions and all necessary chemicals, chromatography paper, and foil, along with background information and Teacher Notes with sample data and answers to all questions. Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Large beakers or bottles are recommended for chromatography chambers and available separately. Toothpicks are also required.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetone, 250 mL, 2
Aluminum foil, 12" x 12" sheet, 15
Ammonium hydroxide reagent, 100 mL
Cobalt chloride solution, 0.1 M, 100 mL
Copper(II) chloride solution, 0.1 M, 125 mL
Hydrochloric acid, 6 M, 140 mL
Nickel chloride solution, 0.1 M, 100 mL
Sodium sulfide solution, 0.1 M, 50 mL
Chromatography paper, sheet, 15
Foil barrier bag, 4½" x 3" x 12" x 4.3 mil nylon
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.