Experiments for Future Chemists

Experiments for Future Chemists

by Joshua Conklin, Robert Gardner

Hardcover

$37.27

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766078567
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

What Do Chemists Do? 10

Before You Begin Experimenting 12

The Scientific Method 13

Safety First 15

Chapter 1 Chemistry Is About Matter 17

Experiment 1 Separating the Components of a Mixture 19

Experiment 2 The States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas, And Plasma 23

Experiment 3 Water to Ice: Some Strange Behavior 28

Experiment 4 Mass of Ice Before and After Melting 31

Experiment 5 Using Density to Make Predictions 38

Experiment 6 The Density of Steel 41

Experiment 7 The Density of a Gas 46

Chapter 2 Atoms, Ions, and Molecules 51

Experiment 8 A Model of Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds 54

Experiment 9 Paper Clips, Washers, "Chemical Formulas," and Laws of Nature 55

Experiment 10 The Solubility of Sodium Chloride 63

Experiment 11 Soluble or Insoluble? 65

Experiment 12 Ions and an Electric Current 69

Experiment 13 Polar and Non-Polar Compounds 77

Experiment 14 More on Water's Polarity 81

Chapter 3 Chemical and Physical Changes 83

Experiment 15 The Energy (Heat) to Melt Ice 83

Experiment 16 Water's Heat of Vaporization 87

Experiment 17 A Chemical Change: The Oxidation (Rusting) of Iron 94

Experiment 18 Another Oxidation-Reduction Reaction 95

Experiment 19 Building an Electric Cell 100

Experiment 20 Factors Affecting the Rate of a Chemical Reaction 103

Chapter 4 Acids and Bases 105

Experiment 21 Identifying Acid and Bases 106

Experiment 22 Neutralization 112

Experiment 23 PH, A Measure of Hydrogen Ion Concentration 114

Experiment 24 A Leaping Flame 117

Glossary 120

Further Reading 122

Career Information 124

Index 125

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