Chemistry practicals apparatus set-up guides
We’ve worked with experienced teachers and technicians, as well as higher education institutions and learned societies to produce these apparatus set-up guides for 11 of the required practical activities for AS and A-level Chemistry.
Practicals are at the heart of our new AS and A-level Chemistry specifications – so it’s important to get them right first time in the lab.
You need to cover activities 1 to 6 for AS and 1 to 12 for A-level. We've only produced set-up guides for activities 1 to 11 for AS and A-level Chemistry.
Make up a volumetric solution and carry out a simple acid-base titration.
Measurement of an enthalpy change.
Investigation of how the rate of a reaction changes with temperature.
Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify:
- cations – Group 2, NH4+
- anions – Group 7 (halide ions), OH–, CO32–, SO42–.
Distillation of a product from a reaction.
Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid.
Measuring the rate of reaction:
- by an initial rate method
- by a continuous monitoring method.
Measuring the EMF of an electrochemical cell.
Investigate how pH changes when a weak acid reacts with a strong base and when a strong acid reacts with a weak base.
- a pure organic solid and test of its purity
- a pure organic liquid.
Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify transitionmetal ions in aqueous solution.