By: Bruce Mattson, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Item #: AP5959
The Oxygen, What a Flame! Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students learn how O2 is prepared and observe some of its interesting properties. Students generate microscale amounts of O2 gas then observe how oxygen supports combustion.
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Oxygen—we need it to survive! Learn how O2 is prepared and observe some of its interesting properties. Generate microscale amounts (50-60 mL) of O2 gas in syringes by performing a catalytic decomposition reaction. Observe how oxygen supports combustion; burn steel wool in an oxygen-rich flame, and perform the classic “blue bottle” oxidation experiment in the syringe. 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 sold separately.