Leaving Chemistry Experiments - Watch them all on video

Banner of Leaving Chemistry Experiments - Watch them all on video
Avatar for studyclix studyclix Leaving Cert

Section A of the Leaving Certificate Chemistry paper has 3 experiment questions based on the mandatory experiments related to the course. There are approximately 35 experiments in total in this course. It may prove difficult to remember these experiments from textbooks and notes. They say visual experimentation is more memorable than theory and written descriptions. We here at Studyclix have devised a Leaving Cert chemistry playlist to help you in your studies!

28 Leaving Cert Chemistry Experiments

Experiment 1: To Carry out Flame Tests with Salts of Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Barium, Strontium and Copper:

Experiment 2: To Test for the Presence of Anions in Aqueous Solution

You will be testing for Chloride ions (Halide salt), Sulfate & Sulfite ions, Carbonate & Hydrogencarbonate ions, Nitrate ions and Phosphate ions.

2.1 Test for All Anions:

2.2 Test for the Presence of Chloride Ions in Aqueous Solution:

2.3 Test for the Presence of Sulfate & Sulfite Ions in Aqueous Solution:

2.4 Test for the Presence of Carbonate Ions in Aqueous Solution:

2.5 Test for the Presence of Nitrate Ions (Brown Ring Test):

Experiment 3: To Measure the Relative Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid.

Experiment 4: To Prepare a Standard Solution of Sodium Carbonate

Experiment 5: To Use a Standard Solution of Sodium Carbonate Solution to Standardise a Hydrochloric Acid Solution

Experiment 6: To Make Up an Approximate 0.1M Solution of Sodium Hydroxide by Standardising it with a Standard Solution of Hydrochloric acid and hence Prepare a Sample of Sodium Chloride

Titration to Standardise NaOH Solution: 


Neutralisation of NaOH & HCL to make NaCl: 

Experiment 8: To Determine the Concentration of Ethanoic Acid in Vinegar


Experiment 8: To Determine the Amount of Water of Crystallisation in Hydrated Sodium Carbonate


Experiment 9: To Standardise Ammonium Iron (II) Sulfate by Titration against Potassium Permangenate


Experiment 10: To Determine the Amount of Iron in an Iron Tablet

Experiment 11: To Prepare a Solution of Sodium Thiosulfate and to Standardise it by Titration against a Solution of Iodine

Experiment 12: To Determine the Percentage of Sodium Hypochlorite in Commercial Bleach

Experiment 13: To Determine the Rate of Production of Oxygen from Hydrogen Peroxide

Experiment 14: To Study the Effect of Concentration and Temperature on the Rate of Reaction between Sodium Thiosulfate and Hydrochloric Acid

Experiment 15: To Determine the Total Hardness in a Water Sample Using Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA Titration)

Experiment 16: To Determine the Total Suspended Solids (in p.p.m.) in a Water Sample via Filtration



Experiment 17: To Determine the Total Dissolved Solids (in p.p.m.) in a Water Sample via Evaporation

Experiment 18: The Winkler Method: To Determine the Amount of Dissolved Oxygen in a Water Sample

Experiment 19: To Measure the Amount of Free Chlorine in Swimming Pool Water Using a Comparator

Organic Chemistry Experiments

Experiment 20: To Prepare Ethene & Examine its Properties

Experiment 21: To Prepare Ethyne & Examine its Properties

Experiment 22: To Extract Eugenol (Clove Oil) from Cloves via Steam Distillation

Experiment 23: To Isolate Eugenol from an Emulsion of Clove Oil and Water by Liquid-Liquid Extraction Using Cyclohexane

Experiment 24: To Prepare a Sample of Soap. (Saponification Reaction)

Experiment 25: To Study the Reactions of Ethanol with (i) Acidified Potassium Permanganate Solution, (ii) Fehling's Reagent and (iii) Ammoniacal Silver Nitrate

Experiment 26: To Study the Reactions of Ethanoic Acid with (i) Sodium Carbonate, (ii) Magnesium and (iii) Ethanol

Experiment 27: To Recrystallize a Sample of Benzoic Acid

Experiment 28: To Separate the Components of Ink Using Paper Chromatography

Khan Academy Organic Chemistry Lessons

All of us here at Studyclix hope that these help you in your Chemistry studies! If you have any other suggestions for good videos, please let us know. :)

Latest Posts
Thumbnail of Leaving Cert Results Q&A: Instagram Live with Leaving Cert Guidance
Leaving Cert Results Q&A: Instagram Live with Leaving Cert Guidance
On the evening prior to the 2020 CAO Offers coming out, students had lots of questions. So on the back of this, we hosted a Live Q&A on Instagram with Studyclix's Career Guidance expert, Donnchadh O'Mahony. You can watch the full video here:         View this post on Instagram     ...

Thumbnail of Leaving Cert 2020 Student Opinion Survey: The Results
Leaving Cert 2020 Student Opinion Survey: The Results
Today (Monday 7th of September, between 9am and 2pm), we surveyed 1,252 6th year students receiving their Calculated Grades for the first time in history. Here are the results.   Happy or Unhappy The majority of students (63%) believe the system of calculated grades has treated them fairly and gave accurate results, but a majority (57%) are also worrie...

Thumbnail of Podcast: Tips & Info on LC Results 2020
Podcast: Tips & Info on LC Results 2020
They're a long time coming, but the calculated grades for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 are being released on Monday the 7th of September. Never in the history of the Leaving Cert have we seen anything like this before so naturally, there is a lot of confusion and questions around it. What do I do if I'm unhappy? Can I defer my course? What happens if I re-sit som...

See all