Reaction Between Hydrochloric Acid and Magnesium Essay

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Reaction Between Hydrochloric Acid and Magnesium Introduction

In the reaction between hydrochloric acid and magnesium, the hydrochloric acid will dissolve the magnesium and produce hydrogen gas.

All chemical reactions involve reactants which when mixed may cause a chemical reaction which will make products.

In my case the reactants are hydrochloric acid and magnesium ribbon. The chemical reaction takes place when the magnesium ribbon is dropped into the hydrochloric acid. The products that are formed during this reaction are hydrogen gas and magnesium chloride. The formula equation for this experiment
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The factors that may affect the rate of reaction are as follows:

· Temperature of the Hydrochloric Acid

· Mass of the magnesium ribbon used

· Concentration of the Hydrochloric acid

· Surface area of the magnesium ribbon used

All of these factors will change the rate of reaction because of the Collision Theory. This is a theory that is used to predict the rate of a reaction. The Collision Theory is based on the idea that for a chemical reaction to take place, it is necessary for the reacting particles to collide with each other with enough energy to break or form new bonds between the other particles, which is called a successful collision. If when they collide and they do not have enough energy to break or form new bonds then they will simple bounce of each other, causing an unsuccessful collision.

Ways that I could record my experiment

There are several way which I could record my experiment. The possible ways are as follows:

Amount of gas evolved

I could use a gas syringe to collect the gas that will evolve from my experiment. I could use these results to calculate the initial rate of reaction.

The weight before and after the experiment

I could put the conical flask with the chosen volume of hydrochloric
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