Organic Chemistry Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

Organic Chemistry Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766034143
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Chemistry Science Projects Using the Scientific Method Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Organic Chemistry Experiments and Projects Using the Scientific Method 7

How Scientists Search for Answers 10

Using the Scientific Method in Experiments and Projects 12

Science Fairs 22

Safety First 26

1 Organic Chemistry in Your Life 29

1.1 Chromatography 32

1.2 Testing for Acids and Bases 35

1.3 A Teary Experiment 38

1.4 Acids, Eggs, and Chalk 41

1.5 Growing Crystals 44

2 Compounds of Carbon 49

2.1 Molecular Models 56

2.2 Ionic and Covalent Bonds 59

2.3 Models of Other Organic Molecules 63

2.4 Alkenes and Alkynes 67

2.5 Isomers 71

3 Polar and Nonpolar Compounds 75

3.1 Polar and Nonpolar Compounds 77

3.2 Polarity, Alcohols, and Organic Acids 82

3.3 Polarity, Solubility, and Density 86

3.4 Polarity, Soap, and Suds 93

3.5 Food Coloring, Water, Milk, and Soap 98

3.6 Cis-Trans Isomers 101

3.7 Polymers and Diapers 106

3.8 Polymers and Plastics 110

4 Food: Organic Compounds 117

4.1 Testing for Carbohydrates 120

4.2 Heating Carbohydrates 124

4.3 Testing for Fat in Food 128

4.4 Testing for Proteins 131

4.5 A Catalyst for the Reaction of an Organic Compound 136

5 Baking: Organic Chemistry in the Kitchen 139

5.1 Making Popovers: Using Air and Steam as Leavening Agents 141

5.2 Baking Soda as a Leavening Agent 143

5.3 Baking Powder as a Leavening Agent 145

5.4 The Same Recipe Using Different Leavening Agents 147

5.5 Yeast as a Leavening Agent 150

5.6 Testing Flours for Gluten Content 153

Answers 156

Appendix: Science Supply Companies 157

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 158

Index 159

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