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Chemistry Module 1 revision notes - salts and redox reactions

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Chemistry Module 1 Salts - A salt is an ionic compound with the following features: The positive ion or cation in a salt in a salt is usually a metal ion or an ammonium ion NH4 The negative ion or anion in a salt is derived from an acid Formation of Salts: Salts can be produced by neutralising acids with: - Carbonates - Bases - Alkalis Salts from bases: Acids react with bases to form a salt and water Salts from Carbonates: Acids react with carbonates to form a salt, CO2 and water Salts from alkalis: Acids react with alkalis to form a salt and water Salts from metals: Salts can be formed from the reaction of reactive metals with acids. There are known as redox reactions. Ammonia salts and fertilises: - Ammonia salts are used as artificial fertilisers - Ammonia salts are formed when acids are neutralised by aqueous ...read more.


Na+, Mg2+ Combined Flurine -1 NaF,CaF2, ALF3 Molecular ions in a carbonate ion CO32- the overall charge is 2- - The sum of the oxidation numbers must add to the overall charge - There are 3 oxygen atoms, each with an oxidation number of -2. This gives a total contribution of -6 -The oxidation number of carbon must be +4 to giv the overall charge of 2- Oxyanions - Oxyanions are negative ions that contain one element along with oxygen - The names of oxyanions usually end in -ate to indicate oxygen - As with transition element ions, an element may form oxyanions in which the element has different oxidation numbers. Without the oxidation number the name would be ambiguious. For example: NO2- Nitrate(III) - N: oxidation number = +3 NO3- Nitrate(V) ...read more.


Oxidation numbers in a redox reactions Oxidation and reduction can also be described in terms of exidation number: - Reduction is a decrease in oxidation number - Oxidation is an increase in oxidation number You can identify the oxidation and reduction processes using oxidation numbers. You assign an oxidation number to each atom in a oxidation reaction. You can then follow any changes to these oxidation numbers. Mg+Cl2-------------------------------------------->MgCl2 0-------------------------------------------------------->2+ 0---------------------------------------------------->-1 0---------------------------------------------------->-1 The oxidation and reduction processes for the reaction of magnesium and chlorine are shown--> Mg+2HCL---------------------------------------->MgCl2 + H2 0-------------------------------------------------------->2+ +1---------------------------------------------------------------->0 +1---------------------------------------------------------------->0 Mg+H2SO4---------------------------------------->MgSO4 + H2 0----------------------------------------------------------->2+ +1--------------------------------------------------------------------->0 +1--------------------------------------------------------------------->0 Redox reactions of metals with acids Reactive metals react with many acids in redox reactions. -The metal is oxidisedforming positive ions. -The hydrogen in the acid is reduced forming the element hydrogen and a gas Reaction of magnesium metal with dilute hydrochloric acid Reaction of magnesium with dilute sulphuric acid Acids react with reactive metals by metal+acid-->slat+H2 ...read more.

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