The neutralization of sodium bicarbonate with hydrochloric acid is a simple and exciting stoichiometric experiment that can really help students understand how we know how chemicals combine and react and what their oxidation numbers must be.
There are two versions of this lab in this product. The first is for students who are developing an understanding of stoichiometry and can quickly calculate moles from mass. The second version is for students who need a guided data table to make the calculations and understand what they mean.
This lab is quick to set up and take down and is inexpensive to run. You can set it up as a microchem sort of lab so that all you have to do is pull it out each year, make up your solution and pull the simple equipment.
Students love watching the production of carbon dioxide. The lab also has low error. It's a fabulous introductory lab.
• Reinforcement of difficult concepts
• Student handouts including data tables for lab books
• Cooperative Learning
• Teacher instructions
Keywords: moles, molecules, stoichiometry, experiment, laboratory, neutralization, acid, base, salt, water, titration, chemistry