Autograded Virtual Labs

Autograded Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to identify 3 unknown metals by measuring their density and comparing their measurements to the densities of known metals. In this randomized version, each student…

Autograded Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to create dilute solutions from a concentrated stock solution of acids or bases. They must first calculate the correct volumes of concentrated acid solution and water…
ScenarioBased Activities

ScenarioBased Activity
An inclass activity in which students use molar mass calculations, the scientific method and basic knowledge of chemical reactions to solve a murder mystery. The activity begins with a 5 minute introductory video,…

ScenarioBased Activity
In this interactive activity, students first use color to determine which drinks are the most concentrated. Next students use the Virtual Lab to create solutions whose concentration matches that of two characters…

ScenarioBased Activity
In this interactive activity, students must determine whether the factories in a fictional town are adhering to the guidelines the city has established for their emissions. The challenge is that, for some factories,…

ScenarioBased Activity
In this interactive activity, students first learn how gravimetric analysis can be used to determine the concentration of various species in water, through a combination of particulatelevel representations and…
Simulations

Simulation
This simulation provides an interactive periodic table that also includes illustration of electron configurations in periodic trends. The schematic diagram to the right of the table plots the electron configurations…
Tutorials

Tutorial
This tutorial introduces the concept of the mole and how it is used in chemistry to connect macroscopic and molecular level scales. Practice is provided on the applied definition of the mole.

Tutorial
This tutorial provides a quantitative overview of substances in solution and practice quantifying the amount of a substance in a solution. Guided practice in solution concentration calculations is provided.

Tutorial
This tutorial explains the definition of density and explains how to perform density measurements. Guided practice in density calculations is also provided.

Tutorial
This tutorial provides instruction and practice on how to calculate the molecular weight of a substance from the atomic weights given on the periodic table.

Tutorial
This tutorial provides instruction and practice converting between moles of a molecule and the moles of atoms that the molecule is composed of.

Tutorial
This tutorial provides a brief review of the guides for determining how many significant figures to include when reporting your answer in a chemistry calculation. Guided practice in performing significant figures…

Tutorial
This tutorial provides a brief overview of dimensional analysis, including conversion between the amount of a substance expressed in "number of molecules" and the amount of a substance expressed in "moles of molecules".

Tutorial
This tutorial explains use the molecular weight to convert between the macroscopic scale (grams of a substance) and the microscopic scale (number of molecules of that substance). Guided practice performing molecular…

Tutorial
This tutorial begins with the concept of concentration and expands this to the concept of dilution. It then provides and overview of the calculations and procedure for performing a dilution in the laboratory. Guided…
Virtual Labs

Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to create a 0.025M glucose solution from a standard 1M glucose solution. First, they calculate the correct volumes of 1M glucose solution and water to mix together…

Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to create 500mL of 3M HCl solution from a concentrated stock solution of 11.6M HCl. They must first calculate the correct volumes of 11.6M HCl solution and water to…

Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to prepare a sucrose solution for a soda recipe. They next calculate the concentration of their solution in terms of molarity, percent mass and density. Finally, they…

Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to create stock solutions starting from solid salts. Students must first calculate the correct amount of solid to make the solution. Next, they prepare the solution…

Virtual Lab
In this activity, students use the virtual lab to identify an unknown metal by measuring its density and comparing their measurements to the densities of known metals.

Virtual Lab
In this activity students use the virtual lab to design an experiment to determine the identity of mislabeled bottles using the densities of the solutions inside.

Virtual Lab
Determine the concentration of an alcohol solution from its density.