Classifying chemical reaction

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02/19/14 Classifying Chemical Reactions Introduction Pre-lab questions 1. Which reactants used in this experiment are flammable? Discuss the safety precautions that are necessary when working with flammable materials in the lab? 2. Summarize the following description of a chemical reaction in the form of a balanced chemical equation? 3. Common observations of a chemical reaction are described in the introduction section. For each observation, name a common or everyday occurrence that must involve a chemical reaction? Research question What is the appearance of reactant, Evidence of chemical reaction, and properties of a product? Background information The experiment is to observe a variety of chemical reactions and to identify patterns in…show more content…
2. When the magnesium ignited, removed it from the flame and held it over an evaporating dish or a pyrex watch glass until the metal had burned completely. Let the product fall into the evaporating dish. 3. Turned off the laboratory burner and observed the properties of the product in the evaporating dish. 4. Recorded observation in the data table Reaction 2 - 1.Used a Beral- type pipet, added about 2mL (40 Drops) of 1M hydrochloric acid solution to a small test tube. 2. Obtained a 2-3 cm strip of magnesium metal ribbon and coiled it loosely into a small ball. Added the magnesium metal to the acid in the test tube. 3. Carefully felt the sides of the test tube and observed the resulted chemical reaction for about 30 seconds. 4. While the reaction was still occurred, lighted a wood splint and quickly placed the burned splint in the mouth of the test tube. Do not put the burned splint into the acid solution. 5. Recorded observations in the data table. Reaction 3- 1. Obtained a clean and dry test tube and placed a small amount ( about the size of a jelly bean) of ammonium carbonate into the test tube. 2. Used a test tube clamp to held the test tube and gently heated the tube in a laboratory burner flame for about 30 seconds. 3. Removed the test tube from the flame and places a piece of moistened litmus paper in the mouth of the test tube. Identified any odor that is readily apparent by wafted the fumes toward your nose. Caution: Do not sniff
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