Laboratory Notes: Phenolphthalein/NaOH agar cube experiment

Laboratory Notes: Phenolphthalein/NaOH agar cube experiment
Publication Date: November, 2018
Type of Resource: Information Sheet

Investigating the effect of cell size on diffusion (absorption) rate (speed) is a common investigation carried out by secondary students. It is modelled with a simple experiment using different-sized cubes of agar containing a pH indicator. 

These laboratory notes provide a method for producing Phenolphthalein - sodium hydroxide agar and directions for conducting the experiment. Safety considerations and waste disposal instructions are also included.