• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Investigating the Rate of Reaction From the Concentration of Hydrochloric Acid On Calcium Carbonate.

Extracts from this document...


Chemistry Coursework INVESTIGATING THE RATE OF REACTION FROM THE CONCENTRATION OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID ON CALCIUM CARBONATE. HYPOTHESIS: In order to find out how the concentration of hydrochloric acid, HCl, changes the rate of reaction between itself and calcium carbonate, CaCO3, (marble) I need to know as much as I can about what effects the rate of a reaction. A reaction rate is the speed, slow or fast, that a chemical reaction takes place at. There are four factors that could affect the rate of a reaction: 1) Surface area: The larger the surface area the quicker the reaction. The smaller the surface area the slower the reaction. This is only a factor when one of the reactants is a solid and the other a liquid. This means that the reaction can only occur on the surface of the solid. When there is just one piece there is only a small surface area and not much space for the reaction to take place. With smaller pieces amounting to the same volume there is a far larger area and more space for the reaction to complete itself and will therefore happen a lot quicker. 2) Temperature: The higher the temperature the quicker the reaction. The lower the temperature the slower the reaction. Temperature is the scale of how quickly particles move, so as temperature rises the quicker and further the particles move and the more collisions there are so there are more successful reactions. ...read more.


- Time of experiment, 1 min. - Equipment Variable: - Concentration of HCl SAFETY: Safety must always be considered for any experiment, especially when there are dangerous substances being used. In this experiment we are using Hydrochloric acid, which is corrosive, even more so at its higher concentration. - Wear safety goggles - Work on a clear and large work-surface - Take care at all times, especially with the acid and glass equipment. METHOD: Apparatus: - conical flask - rubber bung - delivery tube - plastic tub - water, to fill plastic tub - measuring cylinder - calcium carbonate, small chips - hydrochloric acid, varying concentrations - stopwatch The apparatus was set up as above. To keep the measuring cylinder full of water so we gain an accurate result you must fill it up and keep your finger over the end as you tip it up and place it in the tub of water. There must be no water allowed to escape and air let in so that it is a fair test. 20ml of HCl was placed in the conical flask followed by 1g of small marble chips. The rubber bung must be placed on immediately after and the stopwatch started. The bubbles from the delivery tube will then be collected in the measuring cylinder. After 1 minute stop and take a reading of the volume of carbon dioxide. ...read more.


EVALUATION: These results are quite reliable, the first experiment was perfect because the results were exact but there were some questionable results in the second, they were only marginally out and you could still clearly see the pattern. Because these results were only marginally out it proves that these results were reliable and that is why the results were averaged out. As the first experiment proves this was a good method just good care needs to be taken when doing the experiment. The hardest part of the experiment to keep fair was making sure that no air got into the measuring cylinder when it was turned upside down to collect the gas, it may be best to use a sealed syringe to collect the gas in future experiments. The range of the results I took was good enough to show me exactly what I needed to know, I would predict that this pattern would continue for a larger range of results, I could try this as another investigation, to find how far the pattern goes. I could also investigate the effect of surface area, temperature and the use of a catalyst on the rate of a reaction for more investigations, I could compare the different affects they have against each other and perhaps what environments they would be useful to use in. 4 Laura Hill Page 1 of 5 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Patterns of Behaviour section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Patterns of Behaviour essays

  1. Free essay

    How does Concentration affect the rate of reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Calcium Carbonate

    We could have used a gas syringe instead of the measuring cylinder and plastic tub. This would mean that the carbon dioxide would have gone straight into the gas syringe instead of having to travel all the way up the measuring cylinder.

  2. Measuring the Rate of Reaction between Hydrochloric Acid and Calcium Carbonate

    hydrochloric acid - - y/x = 59/70 = 0.843cm3/s - y/x = 54/60 = 0.9cm3/s - y/x = 65/70 = 9.29cm3 1.25 of hydrochloric acid - - y/x = 42/70 = 0.6cm3/s - y/x = 34/60 = 0.56cm3/s - y/x = 42/70 = 0.6cm3/s 0.5 of hydrochloric acid - y/x

  1. Investigate how concentration of hydrochloric acid (HCL) affects its reaction with calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

    I need to find out what volumes, times and measurements I will use in my real experiment. To find out the answers to these things I will conduct a preliminary test. The experiment will be to set a fixed volume of gas that has to be produced, and take eight

  2. Investigate the effect of changing the concentration of hydrochloric acid and the volume of ...

    It should be noted that the tables in the obtaining evidence section, the time column goes up to 600 seconds, however on the graphs the time scale goes up to 300 seconds. This has been done because one of the experiments only went up to only 390 seconds, so to be safe I chose 360 seconds as a cut-off point.

  1. Chemistry Cwk Rates of reaction: Investigating One Factor Which Affects How Fast Calcium Carbonate ...

    A concentration of 0.5M will be tried- produced using 37.5ml of distilled water and 12.5ml of the nitric acid. The results were that no carbon dioxide was collected by the gas syringe, which isn't accurate as the reaction was taking place and carbon dioxide was being produced.

  2. To plan an experiment to investigate the effect of concentration on the initial rate ...

    4 smaller lumps of a solid have a larger surface area therefore more collisions can take place per second producing a faster reaction rate. EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE. This is a variable that we are unable to control as we cannot control the temperature in a school laboratory.

  1. How does the concentration of HCl affect the rate of reaction with CaCO3?

    a burette * Due to us trying to keep the surface area constant, we used powdered marble, and because by making marble a powder, the surface area was very great causing a quicker reaction leading on to majority of the carbon dioxide being caught at around 30 seconds or less

  2. Investigating the rate of reaction between hydrochloric acid and calcium carbonate

    be able to record more results and more frequently by recording the amount of gas produced every 10seconds,The actual experiment focuses on how dilute the acid is and how quickly the product is formed. This is more effective because it is more accurate.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work