CH105 Online Lab Materials 2009

Here are the materials needed for the lab portion of
CH105 Basic Chemistry online at Butler Community College.

You may already have many of these items in your household. They are common household items that can be picked up at grocery, hardware, or discount stores in your area. Most have a long shelf life and leftover material can be used for every day household cleaning and cooking.

Before working with any of the chemicals listed, please read the labels on all items completely.

Kitchen supplies

  • Table salt
  • Sugar
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • 30 g aluminum foil, copper or lead

Household cleaning supplies

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Muriatic acid (LimeAway with HYDROCHLORIC acid - do not get the Limeaway with CITRIC acid)
  • Lye (i.e., Red Devil drain cleaner) This is listed as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
  • Alka Seltzer or generic brand.
  • Epsom salts
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Washing soda (substitute for baking soda)
  • Ammonia solution (i.e., Mr. Clean)
  • Trisodium phosphate (TSP) usually with the paint supplies at a hardware store
  • 9-volt battery
  • Candle
  • Butane lighter