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By: The Flinn Staff

In this lab optimized for completion in one period, students will conduct an aldol condensation while thinking about ways that the synthesis could be made greener. A prelab homework assignment introduces the ideas and concepts needed to succeed on lab day.

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Explore the AP® Chemistry Big Ideas from the viewpoint of green chemistry. Green chemistry utilizes 12 principles to minimize the costs and hazards associated with chemical processes. In this lab, students conduct an aldol condensation while thinking about ways the synthesis could be made greener. A prelab homework assignment introduces the ideas and concepts needed to succeed on lab day.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS4.A: Wave Properties
HS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
HS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

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.
HS-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.