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MicroChem Kit Standard Edition

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Price: $158.95
Product ID : KTMCH01

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MicroChem Kit

Winner of Homeschooling Parent™ Best in Science 2004, our MicroChem Kit provides instruction at a college-preparatory level. It is intended as the laboratory component of a chemistry course and works well with any quality chemistry curriculum.  It has been recommended by Homeschool Enrichment, The Link Homeschool News, and Cathy Duffy.
 
Additionally,  to better assist our homeschool customers, the labs are designed to coordinate 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 Press, 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 up to 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

Contents of the kit-
Manual

Battery, 9-volt
Beaker, glass, 50 mL
Beakers, plastic: 15, 30, 150 mL
Capillary tubes
Chromatography paper
Conductivity apparatus
Cotton swabs
Electrolysis device
Graduated cylinder, 10 mL, plastic
Graph paper (pgs 11-12, 16, 20, 24, 40, 45-46, 50, 54, 68, 78, 82, 87-88)
Measuring spoon, 1.0 mL
Pen, black, felt-tip, water-soluble ink
Pipets, graduated, mini, and thin
Reaction plate, 24-well
Reaction plate, 96-well
Rubber bands
Ruler, 15 cm
Safety goggles
Sandpaper, fine
Spring clamp
Test tubes: 6 X 50 mm, 12 X 75 mm
Thermometer, -100 to 1020 C
Toothpicks, plastic
Washing bottle
Wire
Wire gauze
Wood splints

Copper
Iron
Nickel
Zinc

Acetic acid, 0.1 M
Bromophenol blue indicator
Calcium nitrate, 0.1 M
Copper nitrate. 0.1 M
Distilled water
Glycerin
Hydrochloric acid, 0.1 M
Iron nitrate, 0.1 M
Nickel nitrate, 0.1 M
Phenolphthalein indicator paper
Potassium hydroxide, 0.1 M
Potassium iodide, 0.1 M
Sodium acetate, 0.1 M
Sodium hydroxide, 0.1 M
Sodium oxalate, 0.1 M
Sodium sulfate, 0.1 M
Sodium thiosulfate, 0.1 M
Universal indicator paper
Zinc nitrate, 0.1 M

Magnesium sulfate
Potassium hydrogen phthalate
Cetyl alcohol
Palmitic acid