Laboratory Laboratory

The Chemistry Collective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests which can be incorporated into a variety of teaching approaches as pre-labs, alternatives to textbook homework, and in-class activities for individuals or teams. It is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University for college and high school teachers who are interested in using, assessing, and/or creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
  • Quick laboratory facts:
    • Science subject: Chemistry
    • List of labs: Various. The main is Virtual Lab (Here's your chance to mix chemicals without wearing safety goggles. You won't spill any acid on the spectrometer in this lab. Choose solutions from the vast database and mix 'em together till the cloned cows come home. Marvel as the chemical solutions react in real time.). Other labs are: Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, Periodic Table, Why Things Have Color, Internal Combustion Engine Simulator, Acclimatization on Mt. Everest, Spectroscopic Simulator, Statistical Mechanical Simulator.
    • Offered by: Carnegie Mellon University
    • Languages of the interface: various (#)
    • Registration needed: NO
    • Recommended because: #
    • Additional software needed: Virtual Lab Simulator (if run as applet a JRE is required)
  • Guides and material for teachers:


Activities Activities

Sour salts? The pH of salt solutions
By empirically testing neutralization reactions between different acids and alkalis in a virtual lab, students should find out why some of the resulting salt solutions have a pH other than 7 / neutral.

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