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Properties of Lipids—General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP8040

Price: $105.00

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In the General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (GOB) Lab Kit: Properties of Lipids, identify and classify lipids and examine their properties through three specific tests.

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General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Fats and oils, waxes and cholesterol, steroid hormones and Vitamins A and D—all of these natural products belong to a diverse class of biological compounds called lipids. What are the properties of lipids? What role do lipids play in the chemistry of life? By performing three specific tests, students identify and classify lipids and examine their properties. Complete for 24 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Albumin, 8 g
Cholesterol, 8 g
Coconut oil, 75 mL
Corn oil, 75 mL
n-Hexane, 95%, 250 mL
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.5 M, 25 mL
Olive oil, 75 mL
Sodium bromide solution, 0.5 M, 25 mL
Sodium hypochlorite, 10 mL
Sodium thiosulfate, hypo, pentahydrate, 50 g, 2
Sudan III solution, 100 mL
Peanut package, shelled
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 90

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity

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.
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.