Beyond Benign

High School

States of Matter

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Acids & Bases
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Atoms & Periodic Table
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Biotechnology
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Chemical Bonding
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Chemical Names & Fomulas
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Chemical Reactions
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Gases
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Hydrocarbon Compounds
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Introduction to Chemistry
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Lab Safety & Chemical Hazard
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Materials Science
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Math & Engineering
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Mole Concepts / Chemical Quantities
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Oxidation-Reduction Reactions & Electrochemistry
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Project Based Learning
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Reaction Rates & Equilibrium
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Solutions
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States of Matter
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Stoichiometry
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Thermodynamics

Chemical or Physical?

This lab replaces traditional reactions involving chemicals such as copper(II) chloride, 6M hydrochloric acid, potassium hydroxide, and copper sulfate. The goal is to use observations of different types of reactions to discover common threads, ultimately leading to conclusions regarding evidence of chemical reactions. Students will ultimately learn the difference between chemical and physical changes and dispel common misconceptions; i.e. boiling water is not a chemical reaction.

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Sublimation

This lab replaces the traditional naphthalene sublimation lab. Students will observe sublimation of caffeine from inexpensive pharmacy tablets and explain the type of change that occurred.

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Sublimation

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