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Investigation 16: Organic Chemistry

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Protein and Amino Acid Tests

In this lab experience, students carry out an investigation to detect the presence of protein and amino acids.

Materials Included in Kit
Consumable:
Albumin, 2%, 300 mL
Casein, 2%, 75 mL
Gelatin, 2%, 75 mL
Arginine, 1%, 50 mL
Cysteine, 1%, 50 mL
Tyrosine, 1%, 50 mL
Biuret test solution, 200 mL
α-Naphthol, 0.1% in ethyl alcohol, 60 mL
Nitric acid, 3 M, 125 mL
Sodium hydroxide, 3 M, 175 mL
Sodium hypochlorite (bleach), 5%, 475 mL
Sodium nitroferricyanide, 2%, 100 mL
Pipets, 100 Testing Solutions
Additional Materials Required
Beaker, Borosilicate Glass, 400 mL, 10
Beakers, Borosilicate Glass, 600-mL, 10
Boiling Stones, 100 g, 1
Flinn Digital Hotplate/Magnetic Stirrer, 10
Test Tubes without Rims, Disposable, 13 x 100 mm, Pkg. of 250, 1
Wax Pencil, Black, 10
Bottles, Washing, Polyethylene, 250-mL, 10
Test Tube Rack, Polypropylene, 10
Test Tube Clamp with Finger Grips, 10

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Ester Synthesis

In this lab experience, students carry out the synthesis of four esters.

Materials Included in Kit
Consumable:
Ethyl alcohol, 5%, 100 mL
Isoamyl alcohol (Isopentyl), 75 mL
Methyl alcohol, 100 mL
Octyl alcohol (1-Octanol), 100 mL
Propyl alcohol (1-propanol), 100 mL
Acetic acid, 50 mL
Benzoic acid, 40 g
Propionic acid,100 mL
Salicylic acid, 50 g
Sodium bicarbonate solution, saturated, 100 mL
Sulfuric acid, concentrated, 30 mL
Cotton balls, package of 100
Additional Materials Required
Beaker, Borosilicate Glass, 400 mL, 10
Beral Pipets, Graduated, Pkg. of 500, 1
Boiling Stones, 100 g, 1
Cylinder, Borosilicate Glass, 10 mL, 20
Flinn Digital Hotplate/Magnetic Stirrer, 10
Pasteur Pipet, Pkg. of 200, 1
Test Tubes without Rims, Borosilicate Glass, 16 x 125 mm, 15.0 mL, 90
Watch Glass, 75 mm, Borosilicate Glass, 40
Wax Pencil, Black, 10
Test Tube Rack, Polypropylene, 10
Flinn Digital Thermometer, 10

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Polymers: Bouncy Balls

In this lab experience, students are presented with a real world problem that they need to design a solution to. As a class the students define the problem, assessment criteria, and constraints for the challenge.

Materials Included in Kit
Consumable:
Corn starch, 400 g
Food coloring
Glue, white, 800 mL
Sodium borate, 900 g
Cups, plastic, 10 oz, 50
Popsicle sticks, 50
Additional Materials Required
Beakers, Borosilicate Glass, 250-mL, 10
Flinn Hot Plate, 7" x 7", 10
Flinn Scientific Electronic Balance, 210 x 0.01-g, 10
Cylinder, Borosilicate Glass, 100 mL, 10

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Investigate Different Hydrocarbons

In this lab experience, students carry out an investigation to explore the diverse range of organic complexes known as hydrocarbons.

Materials Included in Kit
Consumable:
Alumina, 12 g
Calcium carbide, 12 g
Copper wire, 18-gauge, 92-cm
Cyclohexane, 50 mL
Cyclohexene, 50 mL
Dibenzoyl peroxide, 1.2 g
Food dye, red, 5 mL
Hydrochloric acid solution, 1 M, 15 mL
Oil dye, blue, 10 mL
Potassium permanganate solution, 1%, 30 mL
Sodium bromide, 1.5 g
Sodium hypochlorite solution, 30 mL
Styrene, 50 mL
Toluene, 50 Ml
Cotton balls, package of 100
Litmus test papers, blue, vial
Additional Materials Required
Alcohol Burner, Glass, 60-mL, 10
Beaker, Borosilicate Glass, 250 mL, 10
Boiling Stones, 100 g, 10
Corks, Size 2, Pkg. of 100, 1
Flinn Digital Hotplate/Magnetic Stirrer, 10
Spatula, Micro, 10
Test Tubes without Rims, Borosilicate Glass, 13 x 100 mm, 9.0 mL, 60
Wash Bottles, Acetone, Safety Labeled, 250-mL, 10
Forceps, Polypropylene, 10
Watch Glass, 75 mm, Borosilicate Glass, 10
Test Tube Rack, Economy Choice, 10
Ultraviolet Pen Light, 10

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Prepare and Characterize Biodiesel

In this lab experience, students prepare their own sample of biodiesel. They are then challenged to devise an experiment to determine its heat of combustion.

Materials Included in Kit
Consumable:
Canola or corn oil, 1000 mL
Methyl alcohol, 200 mL
Potassium hydroxide, 5 g
Additional Materials Required
Alcohol Burner, Glass, 60-mL, 10
Beaker, Borosilicate Glass, 50 mL, 10
Cylinder, Borosilicate Glass, 25 mL, 10
Cylinder, Borosilicate Glass, 50 mL, 10
Flask, Erlenmeyer, Borosilicate Glass, 125 mL, 10
Flinn Digital Hotplate/Magnetic Stirrer, 10
Flinn Scientific Electronic Balance, 210 x 0.01-g, 10
Rubber Stoppers, 1 lb, Size #5, Black, Solid, 1
Separatory Funnel, Borosilicate Glass, 125 mL, 10
Stirring Rods, Glass, 10
Flinn Digital Thermometer, 10