What's Aspirin made of?
- Convenient ready to use chemistry demonstrations
- Suitable for use in grades 8-12
- Perfect way to introduce a topic and engage students' interest
Aspirin is to this day the most widely used painkiller and largest selling non-prescription medicine in the world. Learn about the history of the development acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and test the performance of several different types of aspirin. Students will examine the solubility of aspirin in varying gastrointestinal environments, a comparison of active ingredients in regular and extra-strength aspirin, and the differences between regular and buffered aspirin. All aspirin samples are included and the kit contains enough materials for fifteen groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Ordering information: Kit includes 5 x 30 mL Hydrochloric Acid, 1 M Solution; 8 x 30 mL Sodium Hydroxide, 1 M Solution; 1 x 30 mL Phenolphthalein, 1% in Ethanol; 1 Pkg/50 Universal Indicator Strips; 1 Pkg/15 Graduated Plastic Pipettes; 45 Disposable Medicine Cups; 1 Pkg/75 Aspirin, Regular; 1 Pkg/60 Aspirin, Buffered; 1 Pkg/45 Aspirin, Enteric Coated; and 1 Pkg/15 Aspirin, Extra Strength.