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Hydrolysis of Salts Experiment

kit #112

Students discover how and why salts vary in neutrality, as they determine the actual acid or base makeup of different salt solutions. Using the LAB-AIDS® Chemplate®, each student tests seven different salt solutions for relative pH. They predict relative strength, and determine whether the salt hydrolyzed in water to produce an acidic or basic solution. This is all done through observation.


  • Discover why salts vary in neutrality
  • Determine relative pH and strength of various salt solutions
  • Determine the effect of hydrolysis in producing acids or bases

Content List in Hydrolysis of Salts Experiment is as follows:

Quantity Description
50 Student Worksheets and Guides
1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
12 CHEMPLATES w/spatula
3 Deionized Water, Drop control bottle
2 Aluminum Sulfate, Vial
2 Ammonium Chloride , Vial
2 Copper II Nitrate, Vial
2 Potassium Sulfate, Vial
2 Sodium Acetate, Vial
2 Sodium Carbonate, Vial
2 Vials of Sodium Chloride
2 Universal pH indicator paper - 100 per vial
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 12 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Hydrolysis of Salts Experiment 112 $114.35
Hydrolysis of Salts Experiment REFRESH-A-KIT 112-RC $63.20