Reactions Lab

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You're bound to get a reaction from your classes with this experiment! Scholars perform several chemical reactions, make observations, and classify the reactions as single replacement, double replacement, composition, or decomposition reactions. Follow-up questions ask them to write and balance the chemical equations to match their conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After making lab observations, have pupils draw conclusions independently and then compare answers as a group
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure safety precautions are met when working with chemicals and the Bunsen burner
  • Requires a significant amount of time for set up and a specific set of materials
Pros

  • Replaces typical chemicals with safer materials
  • Includes a specific set of preparation instructions
Cons

  • None
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