Applied Strategy: Inquiry-based Learning
Single class period (< 90 mins)
In this CLAW (Chemistry Laboratory Alternative Work) At-Home experiment, students will perform an experiment using household chemicals and materials. It was designed as a substitute for in-person laboratories, usually performed at the college level, during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it may also be used as an experiment that students can carry out in the lab or for student projects.
The objective of this at-home experiment is to demonstrate how the rate law and rate constant can be determined for the reaction of blue food dye with sodium hypochlorite found in bleach, as represented by the following reaction equation: Blue dye (aq) + NaOCl (aq) → Colourless Products (aq).
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