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Kemtec Science: Properties of Lipids - STEMfinity
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Kemtec Science: Properties of Lipids


Kemtec Science: Properties of Lipids

  • Target Grades: 10-14
  • Number of Students: 24 students working in six groups of four

Lipids constitute a heterogeneous collection of compounds grouped together because of their solubility properties. In nature they are essential for membrane structure and function and for energy storage. The tests in this kit demonstrate the properties of lipids, teach students how to identify lipids, show students how to dissolve lipids in polar substances, and allow students to distinguish between saturated and unsaturated lipids. Experiments include: Solubility of Lipids, Emulsification of Lipids, Grease Spot Test for Fats, Saponification of Fats, and Iodine Test for Absorption.

Kit Contains:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Data Sheets
  • MSDS
  • Petroleum Ether Solution
  • Alcoholic KOH Solution
  • HCI Solution
  • Olive Oil‚ 
  • Detergent Solution
  • Soap Solution
  • Chloroform Solution
  • Iodine Solution
  • Methanol Solution
  • Gylcerol Solution
  • Solid Fat
  • Bile Salts

Required, But Not Included:

  • Fume Hood
  • Water Bath
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Test Tubes
  • Watch Glasses