Developed by Purdue University researchers and public school teachers, this kit is an engaging way to apply the basic skills and principles of chemistry. It’s also useful for showing high schoolers the growing importance of the alternative fuel industry, which is primarily derived from renewable natural resources like soybean oil.
Many schools, public transportation fleets and semi-trucks have made the switch to soy biodiesel because it’s safer and more environmentally friendly than petroleum diesel. Teach your high school class all about this clean burning fuel with our Soy Biodiesel Chemistry Kit. With the exception of readily available science class materials and equipment, the newly updated Soy Biodiesel Chemistry Education Kit comes with everything necessary for 20 students – working in groups of two – to perform each of the six hands-on exercises and experiments.
The Diesel Engine and the Development of Biodiesel
Trans esterification of Soybean Oil to Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
Physical and Chemical Property Differences of Soybean Oil and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
Thin-Layer Chromatography to Examine Biodiesel Reaction
Determining Biodiesel Concentrations in Diesel
Urea Inclusion to Fractionate Biodiesel
3 Chromatography Plates, Silica Gel Plates with plastic backing
10 Nalgene Polyethylene Reaction Bottles 250 ml
20 Transfer Pipettes, 1.7 ml
20 Micro Pipettes, 2μL
30 Centrifuge Tubes, 50 ml
2 Laboratory Lamps with Fiberglass Wicks
30 (2) Dram Glass Sample Bottles With Lids
1 Bottle of Urea, 100g
To be provided by instructor : Nitrile Safety Gloves and Safety Goggles
Well organized and spiral bound
Extensive teacher and student background information
Chart aligning lessons to national Science Education Standards
Student lab sheets
Experiment analysis and discussion questions
Student pre- and post-evaluation materials
Teacher’s evaluation form
The kit is free for Indiana high school teachers and $225 for out of state teachers.
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