What are the benefits of using a renewable resource?
- Students Explore Green Chemistry Concepts
- Acid Synthesizes from Renewable Source During Lab
- Efficient & Cost-Effective Kit
- Material for 15 Groups
- Tests for Salicylic Acid Confirm Students' Work
Students learn it's possible to produce acetylsalicylic acid from a naturally occurring, renewable resource by converting sodium salicylate to salicylic acid and then drying the prepared salicylic acid.
They may then use a quick confirmatory test to examine for the presence of salicylic acid, which can be used to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid.
Ordering information: This product includes sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, methyl salicylate, disposable and graduated pipettes, a teacher's manual, and a student study guide with copymasters. Ring stands with test tube clamps, hot-water baths or hot plates with beakers, test tubes (30 mL or larger), glass stirring rods, graduated cylinders, distilled or deionized water, ice, 500 mL beakers, wash bottles, funnels, filter paper, 100 mL flasks, electronic balances (0.001 g), and weighing boats are needed but not included.