This page is for reference for the College Board Lab Experiments.

Each lab has some recommended resources that will help you do the lab correctly and most efficiently.  Take the time to read them and it will save you time in the long run.

Below is a link to the MSDS forms for the materials that we are using in the lab.  Sometimes there are also links in the individual sections or Investigations as well.

Needless to say, there are a lot of links on this page.  If you discover one is not working, please inform me by email here.   It is appreciated.

 Safe Handling of chemicals in this lab - The MSDS for the lab

General Information - Quantitative Skills

 Tutorial on Graphing Calculators
 Introduction to Statistics in Chemistry
 Tutorial on the use of Excel in Chemistry

General Information - Written, Verbal, and Visual Communication
 Writing to improve performance in AP Chemistry
 A writing guide for Chemistry
 A brief guide to writing in Chemistry
 Write like a Chemist
 Writing a traditional formal lab report
 LabWrite, an online system for guiding students' lab reports
 Lab report in journal format
 Google for Educators, including Google Docs
 Chemistry Portfolios
 Poster presentations # 1
 Poster Presentations # 2
 Poster Presentations # 3
 Alternative methods of presenting and assessing lab work # 1
 Alternative methods of presenting and assessing lab work # 2
 Graphing data from the Chemistry Lab

General Information - Real World Connections
 Carnegie Mellon and the Chem Collective
 ChemMatters (an Amer. Chemical Society publication for HS Students)
 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 Color in Art
 American Chemistry Council
 Science Daily
 Science Magazine
 Chemistry News at PhysOrg:
 The New York Times science pages
 BBC News on science and the environment

Investigation 1 - What is the Relationship Between the Concentration of a Solution and the Amount of Transmitted Light Through the Solution

 Spectra of dyes used in the lab
 USGS Spectroscopy Lab" US Geological Survey

Investigation 2 - How Can Color Be Used to Determine the Mass Percent of Copper in Brass ?

 Color Vision Interactive Simulation
 Light Waves and Color
 Franklin Institute Resources for Learning - Light and Color

Investigation 3 - What Makes Hard Water Hard ?

 Water Softening # 1
 Water Softening # 2
 Health risks for different salts used in the lab
 Animation:  Prelab - Salts and Solubility
 Video:  Gordon Bros./Kinetico Hard Water Test
 Hard Water and Water Softening
 Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Softening
 Vacuum Flitration

Investigation 4 - How Much Acid Is in Fruit Juice and Soft Drinks ?

 Simulation: Acid-Base Titration
 Virtual Lab:  Acid-Base Titration
 Animation:  How to perform a titration
 A particulate view of a titration between HCl and NaOH
 Particulate view # 2 of a weak acid and a strong base         Click on Animation 8
 Safe Handling of chemicals in this lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Acid-Base Titration
 Chemical Analysis by Acid-Base Titration
 Bellvue College, "Experiment 7: Titration of Juice"
 Titration Demonstration Video

Investigation 5 - Sticky Questions: How Do You Separate Molecules That Are Attracted to One Another ?

 Safe Handling of chemicals in this lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Chromatography Basics
 GSK Solvent Selection Guide
 Isolation of Plant Pigments by Column Chromatography
 Paper Chromatography of Plant Pigments
 Where Does Blue Food Dye Come From ?
 FDA Probes Link Between Food Dyes, Kids' Behavior
 Food Coloring

Investigation 6 - What's in That Bottle ?

 Procedure for a Melting Point Determination
 Safe Handling of chemicals in this lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Electronegativity and Bonding Video # 1
 Electronegativity and Bonding Video # 2
 Determining Melting Point with a Capillary Tube
 Identifying and Comparing Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds
 Duke Univ. Chemistry Lab Safety Manual
 Experiment 10: Identification of Solid Materials (from the Sci. Educ. Project)

Investigation 7 - Using the Principle That Each Substance Has Unique Properties to Purify a Mixture:  An Experiment Applying Green Chemistry to Purification

 A Review of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
 Simulation:  Understanding Percent Yield
 Presidential Green Chemistry Awards
 Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
 Gravimetric Determination of Arsenic Lab
 Unknown Silver Chloride Lab

Investigation 8 - How Can We Determine the Actual Percentage of Hydrogen Peroxide in a Drugstore Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide ?

 Safe Handling of chemicals in this lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Animation: Redox Titration in Acidic Medium
 Chemistry Tutorial: Redox
 Solutions Stoichiometry
 Animation:  Redox Titration

Investigation 9 - Can the Individual Components of Quick Ache Relief Be Used to Resolve Consumer Complaints ?

 Antacid recall in 2011
 MSDS reference # 1
 MSDS reference # 2
 A liquid-liquid extraction using a separatory funnel
 Removing water for an organic solution
 Excedrin Recall Media Release
 Tylenol Murders TruTV Summary

Investigation 10 - How Long Will That Marble Statue Last ?

 Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide
 Oxidation of Iodide Ions
 Simulation:  Molecular Movement as a Function of Temperature
 Investigation into more complex rate orders and constants
 "Investigating the Rate of a Reaction"
 "Module 3 Revision Notes - Rates of Reaction and Collision Theory"
 "An Experiment to Demonstrate How a Catalyst Affects the Rate of a Reaction
 "Temperature Effect on Reaction Rates"
 "Putting Reaction Rates and Collision Theory in the Hands of Your Students"
 "Chemical Kinetics: Reaction Rates"

Investigation 11 - What Is the Rate of the Fading of Crystal Violet Using Beer's Law ?

 Chemical Kinetics - Integrated Rate Laws
 "Effects of Environmental Factors on 1,3 DCP Hydrolysis in Water and Soil"
 "Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards"
 "Integrated Rate Law"
 "The Captivating Chemistry of Candles"
 "R-Squared or Coefficient of Determination"
 Crystal Violet Prelab
 Wolfram cdf player plugin

Investigation 12 - The Hand Warmer Design Challenge:  Where Does the Heat Come From ?

 Safe Handling of Chemicals in this Lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Chemistry Experiment Simulations and Computer Animations
 Heats of Reaction

Investigation 13 - Can We Make the Colors of the Rainbow ?  An Application of of Le Chatelier's Principle

 Animations: Iowa State University Catalog      Most will need Shockwave
 Animation: Cobalt Chloride Equilibrium
 Animation: NO2/N2O4 Equilibrium
 Animation:  Bromine Gas/Liquid Equilibrium
 Animations: Gas Phase, Solubility, Complex Ion Equilibria
 Reversible Reactions
 Salts and Solubility
 Salts and Solubility 4: Using Q and LeChatelier's Principle
 Equilibria Involving Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Soln.

Investigation 14 - How Do the Structure and the Initial Concentration of an Acid and a Base Influence the pH of the Resultant Solution During a Titration ?

 Safe Handling of Chemicals in this Lab - The MSDS for the lab
 Animation:  Determination of the Molarity of an Acid or Base Solution
 Old Alka-Seltzer Commercial              
 Acid-Base Interactions
 Acid-Base Solutions
 Acid-Base Titrations

Investigation 15 - To What Extent Do Common Household Products Have Buffering Activity ?

 Simulation: Buffer Titration
 Molecular Level Laboratory Experiments
 Chem Guide - Buffer Solutions
 Chem Guide - pH Titration Curves
 Titration of Polyprotic Substances and Mixtures

Investigation 16 - The Preparation and Testing of an Effective Buffer:  How Do Components Influence a Buffer's pH and Capacity ?

 Animation: Creating a Buffer Solution
 Environmental Applications for Buffers # 1          Science Fair Projects
 Environmental Applications for Buffers # 2          Effects of Acidity on Coral
 Buffered Solutions: Molecular Level Laboratory Experiments
 Chem Guide - Buffer Solutions
 Environmental Science Projects: Learn About the Environment