MicroChem Kit Standard Edition

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Product ID : KTMCH01


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MicroChem Kit

Winner of Homeschooling Parent™ Best in Science 2004. The MicroChem Kit provides instruction at a college-preparatory level. It is intended as the laboratory component of a chemistry course.  Also recommended by Homeschool Enrichment, The Link Homeschool News, and Cathy Duffy.
The MicroChem Kit provides instruction at a college-preparatory level. It is intended as the laboratory component of a chemistry course.
Coordinated with:
  • A Beka CHEMISTRY Precision & Design
  • 2nd Edition ACE Ministries School of Tomorrow Chemistry Series, 1996 Edition
  • Alpha Omega Publications, Science Grade 11, Chemistry
  • Apologia (Wile) Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition
  • BJU, CHEMISTRY for Christian Schools, 2nd Edition
  • Christian Light's Science 1100 Chemistry
  • Glencoe Science, Chemistry: Matter and Change
(Yes. This is the kit mentioned in Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition.)
We have designed the MicroChem Kit in order to make teaching and preparation very convenient. This chemistry lab course is based on the Microscale method which uses about 1/100th of the chemicals a typical lab would consume. The chemical reagents are supplied in dropper bottles that are ready-to-go and do not require any mixing or further preparation. Dropping bottles facilitate the Microscale method, simplify classroom management, and help students stay organized and avoid spills, errors and inconsistencies. There are no concentrated acids or bases in the kit. The equipment provided is mostly plastic which reduces breakage.
The MicroChem Kit Standard Edition includes a 119 page MicroChem Kit Manual which explains each experiment covering the following:
- Goals
The goals section outlines the major learning areas of the experiment.
- Background
The background would be equivalent to a short lecture on the theory of the experiment.
- Materials and Equipment
Get the equipment out of the kit and you are good to go. Any items not included in the kit like ice, sugar, hot water, etc. are also mentioned in this area, as well as at the beginning of each experiment.
- Procedure
Just follow the step by step procedure to do the experiment. Instructions are clearly explained making it easy for students, homeschool parents, and teachers/instructors.
- Results
Students answer questions in the results area. This gives students a better understanding as well as a record of their completion.
The MicroChem Kit contains sufficient materials to perform every experiment five times with all that's needed except a few commonly available items. It is intended as full year of labs designed to make teaching and preparation very convenient for the instructor. Use with adult supervision. For ages 14 and up.
Lab Experiments:

1.  Paper Chromatography

2.  Melting Points, Super Cooling

3.  Electrical Conductivity of Several Solutions

4.  Mole Ratios

5.  Double Replacement Reactions

6.  Oxidation-Reduction

7.  Decomposition

8.  Boyle's Law

9.  Charles's Law

10. Solubility Product Constant

11. PH and PH Indicators

12. A Microscale Titration

13.  Molar Mass by Titration

14.  A Buffer Solution

15.  Reaction Rates: The Effect of Concentration

16.  Reaction Rates: The Effect of Temperature

17.  Electrochemistry: Galvanic Cells