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Synthesis and Analysis of a Coordination Compound—AP* Chemistry Classic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6454

Price: $51.60

In the Synthesis and Analysis of a Coordination Compound Classic Lab Kit for AP* Chemistry, students use ratios of absorbance to identify compounds, providing them with practice in synthesis techniques and the spectrophotometry process.

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Classic AP Requirement #15—Synthesis of a Coordination Compound and Its Chemical Analysis

Students synthesize the coordination compound potassium trioxalatoferrate(III) trihydrate, K3[Fe(C2O4)3]•3H2O. Once produced, the product is identified by colorimetric methods and the percent yield of the product is determined. The absorbance of a solution of the product will be taken at three wavelengths. The ratios of these absorbances are used to identify the compound in solution as K3[Fe(C2O4)3]•3H2O.  

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

Synthesis and Analysis of a Coordination Compound Inquiry Guidance/AP* Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Transition Guide available! Follow the link in Resources to find this valuable publication that lets you adapt this classic AP Chemistry experiment for guided-inquiry and correlate with the AP Chemistry curriculum framework.


Materials Included in Kit (for 24 students working in pairs): Acetone, 95% ethyl alcohol, 50% ethyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide solution, iron(II) ammonium sulfate, oxalic acid, potassium oxalate, sulfuric acid solution, Beral-type pipets.

Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): Aspirator and aspirator trap assemblies, 0.001-g precision balance (shared), beakers,  Büchner funnel and adapter, ceramic fiber square, cuvets, Erlenmeyer flask, filter flask, filter funnel, filter paper (quantitative), graduated cylinders, heat-resistant gloves, hot plate, spectrophotometers (shared), stirring rod, thermometer, lint-free tissues or lens paper, vacuum tubing, wash bottle with distilled or deionized water, watch glasses.

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