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Forensic Chemistry Experiments

Engage students in learning fundamental chemistry concepts through forensic chemistry experiments.

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Each of the 15 experiments in this book kicks off with a case study designed to engage high-school and college-level chemistry students. Immerse them in the excitement of solving crimes through hands-on experimentation using Vernier sensors such as pH, pressure, conductivity, and temperature to investigate complex questions involving forensics. Students explore gas pressure through a failed bottle rocket launch, Beer’s law through a case of poisoned wine, and even more through engaging forensics investigations.

Electronic Version

  • 15 ready-to-use student experiments
  • Electronic access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with Vernier Graphical Analysis app with Go Direct sensors. (Does not support data collection with Logger Pro or LabQuest App)
  • Essential instructor information, including teaching tips, suggested answers, and sample data and graphs
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
  • Complete equipment and supplies list
  • A generous site license­—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

1. Accelerant Evaporation
2. Drowning Victim
3. The Mysterious Case of the Unusually Cool Beverage
4. Fish Kill
5. Avogadro’s Law and Order: Investigating a Rocket Launch Failure
6. Burning Accelerants
7A. Color Countdown Timer (Spectrophotometer)
7B. Color Countdown Timer (Colorimeter)
8. Cold Case for Carbon Dioxide
9A. Messed Up Makeup (Drop Counter)
9B. Messed Up Makeup (Buret)
10. Secret Message
11. The Case of the Poisoned Wine
12. Metal Poisoning
13. Under Pressure: Faulty Pressure Cooker?
14. Mystery Powder from a Crime Scene
15. Arson Analysis: Using Gas Chromatography


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