Properties of Aspirin

SKU: IS9354

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  • Kit for studying properties of aspirin
  • Builds understanding of history of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), and includes performance tests for several different types of aspirin
  • Activities for examining solubility of aspirin in varying gastrointestinal environments, and comparing active ingredients and differences between aspirin types
  • Materials for 15 groups of students for hands-on learning
  • Teacher's manual and student study guide copymasters for instructional use


Aspirin is to this day the most widely used painkiller and largest selling non-prescription medicine in the world. Learn about the history of the development acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and test the performance of several different types of aspirin. Students will examine the solubility of aspirin in varying gastrointestinal environments, a comparison of active ingredients in regular and extra-strength aspirin, and the differences between regular and buffered aspirin. All aspirin samples are included and the kit contains enough materials for fifteen groups.

Kit Includes:

5 x 30 ml Hydrochloric Acid, 1M Solution
8 x 30 ml Sodium Hydroxide, 1M Solution
1 x 30 ml Phenolphthalein, 1% in Ethanol
1 Pkg/50 Universal Indicator Strips
1 Pkg/15 Graduated Plastic Pipettes
45 Disposable Medicine Cups
1 Pkg/75 Aspirin, Regular
1 Pkg/60 Aspirin, Buffered
1 Pkg/45 Aspirin, Enteric Coated
1 Pkg/15 Aspirin, Extra Strength

Properties of Aspirin