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Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Barbara Barbara Fritchman Thompson Thompson, Robert Robert Bruce Thompson Thompson

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Chapter 13. Coacervates

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Beaker, 50 mL or 100 mL

  • Beaker, 250 mL

  • Centrifuge tube, 15 mL

  • Centrifuge tubes, 50 mL

  • Coverslips

  • Gelatin

  • Graduated cylinder, 10 mL

  • Graduated cylinder, 100 mL

  • Gum arabic

  • Hydrochloric acid

  • pH test paper

  • Pipettes

  • Reaction plate, 96-well

  • Slides (flat)

  • Stain, methylene blue

  • Stain, Sudan III

  • Test tubes

  • Thermometer

  • Spatula

  • Stirring rod

  • Stopper (to fit test tube)

Materials You Provide

  • Gloves

  • Balance (optional)

  • Microscope

  • Microwave oven

  • Water, distilled

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