Please watch and comment on my video lab I created. I am trying to get an idea of how I could use video lab...
Please watch and comment on my video lab I created. I am trying to get an idea of how I could use video labs with my chemistry course or website. I guess this would be good for students who are out of school for long periods of time, schools without chemicals, lessons when a teacher is out or something else. Please let me know what you think.
About the experiment
This experiment is intended to introduce students to hydrated compounds. These compounds have water molecules coordinated in their chemical structures. Examples CuSO4*5H2O, BaCl2*2H2O, and NaC2H3O2*3H2O.
Notice each formula has a "*" between the compound's formula and the number of water molecules that are coordinated in the structure. the "*" represents a weak chemical bond known as a hydration bond. This bond is usually easily broken by heating the compound.