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Product 12841

By: The Flinn Staff

With the Oxidation–Reduction Basics Student Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students investigate reactions to determine the relative tendency of metals to lose electrons. Students also analyze the relative tendency of halogens to gain electrons.

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Redox, single replacement, metal reactivity, halogen reactivity! Students will gain an understanding of each of these concepts as they perform the laboratory activities in this kit. Students investigate reactions between various metals and metallic ion solutions to determine the relative tendency of metals to lose electrons. Students will then combine free halogens with halide ion solutions to determine the relative tendency of halogens to gain electrons. This kit makes a perfect introduction to your redox unit! Includes Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts and all specialized equipment, metals, test reagents and chemicals to prepare chlorine and bromine water.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Perform this experiment in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Energy and matter
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-PS1-2. 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.
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-PS1-7. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.