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Preparation of Esters—Student Laboratory Kit

By: Brother Carmen Ciardullo, Retired, St. Joseph’s Prep Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Item #: AP4362 

Price: $55.98

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The Preparation of Esters Organic Chemistry Laboratory Kit fills the lab with aromas of peppermint, banana, and other fruit! Students will enjoy synthesizing esters, the organic compounds responsible for artificial flavors.

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This lab will fill your science room with smiles and pleasant aromas of peppermint, banana, and other fruit. Students are sure to enjoy synthesizing esters, the organic compounds responsible for artificial flavors. The simple chemistry behind the synthesis of an ester from an alcohol and an acid is discussed and performed. All chemicals and specialized equipment are provided.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working in pairs. Thermometers are recommended but not provided.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetic acid, glacial, 15 mL
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 15 mL
Isopentyl alcohol, 15 mL
Methyl alcohol, 20 mL
Salicylic acid, 10 g
Sulfuric acid, concentrated, 15 mL
Cup, polystyrene 8 oz, 15
Microcentrifuge tube, 45
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 75

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.