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Investigating Oxidation Reactions and the Corrosion of Metal (Developed by SEPUP)

kit #86S

This is a two-part investigation into the chemical concepts that underlie corrosion and our attempts to inhibit it. In the laboratory portion of this activity, students investigate the corrosion of iron, steel, aluminum, and zinc metal. They investigate the impact of factors such as salinity, coatings, and contact with other metals on rust and corrosion. Students also complete a reading that describes some conditions that affects the rate of corrosion of iron and steel and several chemical principles associated with these conditions. The activity concludes with a discussion of the impact of corrosion on materials and the environment.

$119.55

  • Substances react chemically in characteristic ways with other substances to form new substances (compounds) with different characteristic properties
  • Metals are a group of substances that react in similar ways. Corrosion is one type of reaction that affects metals
  • Metal corrosion is an example of an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction, which involves the transfer of electrons
  • Students summarize results of an investigation and form a logical argument about the cause-and-effect relationships in the investigation

Content List in Investigating Oxidation Reactions and the Corrosion of Metal (Developed by SEPUP) is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
28 Student Worksheets and Guides
100 3.25-ounce plastic cups and lids
48 Iron nails
24 Packets of salt
12 Stainless steel nails
12 Aluminum nails
12 Galvanized nails
12 Pieces of steel wool
6 10 cm (4”) pieces of 20-gauge copper wire
6 10 cm (4”) pieces of magnesium ribbon
6 10 cm x 2 cm (4” x 1”) pieces of aluminum foil
6 30-mL graduated cups
6 Tweezers
6 Plastic spoons
6 Pieces of sand paper
6 Magnifying lenses
2 Denatured ethyl alcohol, 60-mL bottle
1 Cooking oil, 30-mL bottle
Recommended number of students
24 maximum per class
Number of groups
6 groups per class
Number of classes
1 (with 6 groups of students)
Calendar

To complete the two activities in this kit requires two to three ~50-minute class periods.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Investigating Oxidation Reactions and the Corrosion of Metal 86S $119.55
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