The labatory manual and study guide supports your teaching with a broad range of practicals, emphasising saftey and risk assessment. It is an essential companion to Chemistry in Context and can also be used alongside other Advanced Chemistry books. It offers practicals wwith detailed instructions, for openended investigations and opportunities for assessed practical work in the four skill areas of planning, implementing, analysing and evaluating.
Part 1 Practicals: finding the formula of Epsom salts; analyzing aspirin tablets; analyzing iron tablets; titrations involving iodine and thiosulphate - determining the percentage of copper in brass; studying redox reactions; structure, bonding and properties; enthalpy changes of neutralization; determining the enthalpy change for the thermal decomposition of potassium hydrogencarbonate; enthalpy changes of solution; acids, bases and indicators; electrochemical cells; complex formation and competition for cations; determining the formulae of complex ions; determining the equilibrium constant for an esterification reaction; determining the order of a reaction; investigating catalysis; using calorimetry to find the order of the reaction between bromine and methanoic acid; determining the activation energy of the reaction between bromide and bromate(V) ions; a practical study of the third period; a practical study of some Group 2 elements; the halogens; the oxidation states of vanadium and manganese; copper and copper compounds; identifying cations; alkanes; alkenes; aromatic compounds; 1-bromobutane; nucleophilic substitution reactions of halogenoalkanes; alcohols; phenol; carbonyl compounds; carboxylic acids; amines; polymers. Part 2 Investigations: shorter investigations - how acidic is vinegar?, designing a thermochemical titration, designing a conductivity titration, investigating the effect of a charged rod on liquid jets, using enthalpy changes for cooling, concentration cells, studying the kinetics of reactions between metals and acids, how fast does carbon dioxide escape from solution?, investigating the activity of an enzyme, investigating sunscreens, the formula of the aspirin/copper(II) complex; longer investigations - do iron tablets deteriorate?, looking at indicators from plants, electrolysis of salt solution, the esterification equilibrium, investigating the formula of hydroxide precipitates, comparing different methods of analyzing for copper, the kinetics of the peroxodisulphate/iodine reaction, the kinetics of the propanone/iodine reaction, how fast are dyes?, the hydrolysis of bromobutane.