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A.2 Metals and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

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An Oxidation-Reduction Titration: The Reaction of Fe2+ and Ce4+

Experiment #8 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Conduct the potentiometric titration of the reaction between ferrous ammonium sulfate hexahydrate and ammonium cerium (IV) nitrate.
  • Measure the potential change of the reaction.
  • Determine the molar concentration of iron (II) ions in a sample of ferrous ammonium sulfate hexahydrate.

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Electrochemistry: Voltaic Cells

Experiment #20 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Prepare a Cu-Pb voltaic cell and measure its potential.
  • Test two voltaic cells that use unknown metal electrodes and identify the metals.
  • Prepare a copper concentration cell and measure its potential.
  • Prepare a lead concentration cell and measure its potential.
  • Use the Nernst equation to calculate the Ksp of PbI2.

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Electroplating

Experiment #21 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Prepare and operate an electrochemical cell to plate copper onto a brass surface.
  • Measure the amount of copper that was deposited in the electroplating process.
  • Calculate the amount of energy used to complete the electroplating process.

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Determining Avogadro's Number

Experiment #31 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Prepare an electrochemical cell to oxidize a copper electrode.
  • Measure the amount of copper that was deposited in the electroplating process and determine the average current used.
  • Calculate a value for Avogadro’s number and compare it to the accepted value.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
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Topic
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* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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