About Virtual Labs for High School Chemistry

Learn about the elements that make up our universe in our chemistry simulations for high school chemistry courses. Discover how atoms interact via chemical bonds to form compounds. Study the structure of atoms and molecules and discover different techniques in the chemistry lab.​ You can also view our curriculum alignment guide for NGSS, AP, and IB curriculum standards.

High School Chemistry Simulations

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Chemistry

Acids and Bases (Principles): Avoid falling in a lake of acid!

In a futuristic lab, you will get help from a robot assistant to determine the acidity of a lake of acid found on an exoplanet. You will learn how to quantify the acidity and alkalinity of substances.

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Atomic Structure (Principles): Atoms and isotopes

Learn about the atomic structure of the elements and investigate the properties of element samples from an exoplanet to assess whether life on it is a possibility. Find out what differentiates ions and isotopes of an element.

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Atomic Structure (Principles): Bohr and quantum models

Explore the atomic model, absorption and emission spectra, and how they reveal information about stars in galaxies far far away.

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Basic Chemistry Thermodynamics: Solve the challenge of storing renewable energy

Learn the core concepts of thermodynamics and apply the technique of bomb calorimetry to help solve the challenge of storing renewable energy.

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Calorimetry: Using a bomb calorimeter

Apply the technique of bomb calorimetry to help solve the challenge of storing renewable energy. Learn about the first law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, and internal energy.

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Chemistry Safety: Hazard symbols

Join lab assistant Marie to find out how to decide on the correct laboratory practice and personal protective equipment when dealing with hazardous chemicals. Learn the meaning of the hazard symbols and apply your knowledge with some example chemicals.

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Conductivity Testing: Investigating conductivity and its practical applications

Embark on this electrifying adventure of conductivity testing. Grasp the difference between electrolytes and nonelectrolytes, the connection between concentration and conductivity, and appreciate the significance of ions in biological systems.

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Electrolysis

Experiment with electrolytic cells in a lab on Mars! Assemble different electrolytic cells so you can make hydrogen fuel for your Mars rover, and give mini Dr. One a new gold coating.

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Elements and Compounds: Get the oxygen back online!

Learn the definitions of elements and compounds and use your new knowledge to get oxygen production back online in a malfunctioning spaceship … before it's too late!

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Environmental Impact of Coal Power Plants

Join the project manager Marie in her quest to uncover the environmental impacts of coal power plants and fish farming. Explore the issues with our current source of fuel and help Marie come up with a greener solution to save the environment.

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Equilibrium

Learn about equlibrium and help a famous scientist to prevent a global famine by applying your knowledge to increase the yields of fertilizer for the crops.

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Exploring a Distillation Apparatus

Get ready to dive deep into the process of distillation, by inspecting a simple benchtop distillation system and exploring all its parts on your own. Will you be able to relate the part of the distillation apparatus to their functions?

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Functional Groups and Basic Chemical Tests

Join Dr. One on a mission to discover what is in the mysterious painkillers that your friend Simon has gotten hold of. You will identify which functional groups this chemical compound should contain and perform chemical tests to verify their existence.

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Heating Curves and Phase Changes: Distil Ethanol

Learn how to generate and interpret the heating curves of ethanol and water. Discover how to relate heating curve data to the recorded observations of the substance on heating and determine the physical properties from the generated curve.

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Intermolecular Forces (Principles): Rediscover the forces to save the world!

What would happen to our world if intermolecular forces disappeared? Take on a new challenge with Dr. One to learn about intermolecular forces and save the day by putting the world back together.

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Introduction to Groups of the Periodic Table

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics, and investigating trends in atomic properties, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong.

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Introduction to Qualitative Analysis of Elements

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics and testing their flame color, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong in the periodic table.

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Introduction to Radioactive Decay

A meteor has crashed to Earth! Search the crash site with a Geiger counter, and bring a radioactive sample back to the lab. Learn all about types of decay, decay series, and half-life. Help Dr. One and Marie Curie figure out what’s in that rock.

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Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Join your friend on a quest to analyze two mysterious substances he got from an alchemist to cure his migraine and learn how atoms connect.

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Lab Safety

Survive your first day in the lab by identifying the different hazards you might encounter in an unsafe laboratory. You will be introduced to the lab dress code, safety equipment and the do's and don'ts when working in a lab.

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Litmus Test for Carboxylic Acids

Perform the litmus test on six organic compounds found in nature. Interpret the results to identify which organic compounds are carboxylic acids.

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Matter and Phase Changes: Distil ethanol

Rescue a town from a fuel crisis by using your knowledge about matter and phase changes principles and performing ethanol distillation.

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Mixtures: Homogeneous or heterogeneous?

Find different mixtures on an alien planet and use your knowledge of mixtures and compounds to determine if they are safe to drink. Can you survive long enough to escape the planet?

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Periodic Table (Principles): Get the table organized in time

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics, testing their flame color, and investigating trends in atomic properties, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong.

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Phthalein-Dye Test for Phenols

Discover the rainbow inside phenolphthalein and how to unlock its colors through changing the pH. Take a deep dive to the molecular level to learn why chemicals are the color they are and put this all to use in the phthalein-dye test for phenols.

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Physical and Chemical Changes: Escape the hostile planet!

Learn about physical and chemical changes in science by trying to help a scientist escape a dangerous planet.

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Physical and Chemical Properties: Escape the lab!

Start your chemistry journey! Discover and classify physical and chemical properties in order to escape the desolate environment you’ve been stranded on. Find out what metals are acid proof before you find out if you are!

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Pipetting: Master the technique

Micropipettes are the extended arm of every biochemist. In this simulation, you will learn the art of pipetting in a hands-on experiment, as you try to determine the protein content of a corn cob. Will you be able to help LabsterFood Inc. create a breed of corn that contains enough essential amino acids to fulfil a person’s daily requirements? After playing this simulation, you’ll be ready to show off your pipetting skills when you enter the lab for the first time.

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Pipetting: Selecting and Using Micropipettes

Learn how to handle micropipettes, which are one of the most important pieces of laboratory equipment. Get ready to show off your pipetting skills for those technical microscale experiments when you enter the lab for the first time.

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Reaction Kinetics: The essentials

Join Dr. One at our extraterrestrial lab facility, where we’re struggling to get enough propulsion for our transporter. We need you to figure out the kinetics and optimize the chemical reaction of the fuel we’re using, so we can continue with our experiments.

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Redox Reactions: Discover how batteries work!

Build your own battery to power an electric car! Discover the chemical reactions that power batteries by finding oxidation numbers, balancing redox reactions, and experimenting with redox reactions in the lab.

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Separating Mixtures: Using distillation to concentrate ethanol

Rescue a town from a fuel crisis by using your knowledge about matter and phase changes principles and performing ethanol distillation.

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Solution Preparation: From salt to solution

Join your fantastic lab guide Dr. One in preparing a tricky aqueous solution of ammonium chloride using an analytical balance, which your colleagues need for an important analysis.

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States of Matter

Dive into water at the molecular level to learn about the behavior of the molecules in the three different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Learn about the bonding interactions between the molecules during different phase transitions.

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General Science

Stoichiometric Calculations: Identify a compound using gravimetric analysis

Learn about Avogadro’s number and the relationship between moles, mass and molecular weight as you use the technique of gravimetric analysis to identify an unknown compound.

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Stoichiometry: Avogadro’s number and molecular calculations

Define and calculate key molecular parameters based on Avogadro’s Law and learn about the relationship between mass, molecular weight, and numbers of atoms or molecules!

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Stoichiometry: Gravimetric Analysis

Perform gravimetric analysis to identify an unknown chemical in Labster laboratory!

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Synthesis of Aspirin: How to fight students’ migraines

Hone your synthetic skills in organic chemistry by going through a reaction that involves crystallization, filtration, calculation of the yield and a quality analysis using the melting point: the synthesis of aspirin.

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Titration: Neutralize an acid lake contamination

Finding the concentration of an acid can be tedious and boring. Join a science expert to learn how to drop the base in style!

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