This simplified microchemistry lab allows students to investigate some of the rules of solubility before you begin balancing double replacement reactions or making predictions about precipitates. This lab is appropriate for all levels of chemistry and also for physical science to demonstrate chemical reactions. Students then use what they've learned about these patterns of reactions to identify three unknowns.
Student investigate the precipitate reactions and solubility of the products for 7 reactants and 49 reactions. You will need 96 well spot plates and .1M solutions of 7 common (in a chem lab) reagents. You will also need disposable micropipettes. It takes approximately 45 minutes.
Includes instructions for making the solutions and labels for pipettes.
Keywords: inquiry, chemistry, double replacement reaction, microchemistry, solubility rules.