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"Green Chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances" as defined by the American Chemical Society.

Green Chemistry Labs is a manual containing twenty-four (24) experiments targeted at the high school level of education. It was developed by Dr. Sally Henrie, Kacey Fowler, Ruth Hall, and Kimberly Lindsey at Union University over multiple years. Dr. Marlyn Newhouse and Prof. Carol Leslie also contributed to the project.

Take a look around this site to get a feel for what our labs are all about and find out if they're right for your classroom.

Student's Laboratory Manual

  • Pre-lab questions associated with the introduction and procedure
  • Safety reminders included in the procedure text
  • Helpful Hints in the text
  • Figures of the different apparatuses
  • Experiments covering additional concepts

Teacher’s Manual

  • Answers to pre-lab and post questions in text (not appendix)
  • Unified materials section with supplies indexed
  • Large margins for note taking

Lab Manual Features

  • TN Standard was assigned to each experiment
  • Pre-lab questions in student's manual with answers and sample data in Teacher's Edition
  • Table of Preparation Materials in the Teacher’s Manual
  • Helpful Hints were included to help students have the best experimental results
  • CAUTIONS were included as a reminder to teachers and students to be cautious at all times when in lab

Experimental Concepts

  • Safety
  • Significant Figures and Measurements
  • Density
  • Separation of a Mixture
  • Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Energy and Calorimetry
  • Electron Configuration
  • UV Spectrum
  • Ions
  • Molecular Shapes and Models
  • Polar and Nonpolar Bonding
  • Ionic and Covalent Bonds
  • Types of Chemical Reactions
  • Moles: Avogadro’s Number
  • Periodic Trends and Uses
  • Stoichiometry
  • Properties of Acids and Bases
  • Titration
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Rates of Reaction and Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Gas Laws
  • Catalysts