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# Investigation Into the Rates of Reaction.

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INVESTIGATION INTO THE RATES OF REACTION. INVESTIGATION INTO THE RATES OF REACTION. PLAN INTRODUCTION: To investigate the rate of reaction I have decided to use the concentration as a variable, I am going to use marble chips (calcium carbonate) and hydrochloric acid. I will alter the concentration of the hydrochloric acid each time, and I will measure the amount of carbon dioxide product given off. AIM: To find the rate of the reaction of hydrochloric acid reacting with marble chips. EQUIPMENT LIST: DIAGRAM: . Delivery tube . Inverted measuring cylinder . Trough . Bung . Conical flask . Stop clock . Measuring cylinder EQUATION: Calcium carbonate + Hydrochloric acid --> Calcium chloride + water + Carbon dioxide CaCO3+ 2HCL --> CaCL2 + H2O + CO2 How we will use the apparatus safely It is important we use the apparatus carefully and safely, ensuring there are no accidents. As we are using a concentrated acid, we must wear goggles and be extra careful. If any of the acid spills onto our hands, it should be washed off immediately and reported to the teacher. We should also wear an apron, ensuring the acid does not come into contact with our skin or clothes. What are we measuring? We will be measuring the amount of CO2 given off from the hydrochloric acid. The inverted measuring cylinder will measure this in (cm�). To keep this test fair; To keep this test fair we will keep the mass of the marble chip (calcium carbonate) the same (1.23g). We will also be keeping the temperature the same (room temp). The total volume of hydrochloric acid will also be kept the same (50 cm�). In order to ensure this test is kept even fairer, we will use the same equipment. Some delivery tubes vary in length, so we shall keep that the same. We also need to make sure the bung is placed in immediately on, when the reaction begins. ...read more.

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I predict, a chemical reaction cannot happen unless particles in the reacting substances collide with each other Reaction rate=change in mass (concentration) of a substances Time taken Hydrochloric acid reacts with marble chips (calcium carbonate). One product is C02 gas. We will measure the rate of reaction by timing how long it takes to make certain amount of gas. We are going to alter one factor, to find out whether it affects the rate of reaction. This factor is the concentration of the hydrochloric acid. We will carry out this experiment as accurate and reliable as we possibly can. Therefore our measurements will have to be precise. We will carry out preliminary tests to find out how many parts of water will be used against acid. We must remember, the higher the concentration of acid, the more successful collisions between acid and calcium carbonate. Also another variable, the temperature will increase because there are more collisions, which means more heat is produced. We will get a higher rate than expected. PRELIMINARY RESULTS VOLUME OF ACID (Cm�) VOLUME OF WATER (Cm�) TOTAL VOLUME (Cm�) 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 From looking at the above table, you can see we are keeping the total volume the same 50(Cm�). In our preliminary testing, we worked out what concentrations to use. I.e., the amount of water to the amount of acid. We will work out the molars at the end using this equation; Vol of acid (cm�) Total volume of acid + water (cm�) x 2M=final molarity CONCENTRATION = 50(Cm�) acid & 0(Cm�) water TIME (secs) VOLUME OF GAS (Cm�) TEST 1 TEST 2 TEST 3 TEST 4 AVERAGE 0 30 60 90 120 150 210 240 270 300 0 8 16 25 34 44 53 0 8.5 16.5 26 33 42 51 0 7 14 24 35 43 52 0 8 15 24 34 42 52 0 8 15 25 34 43 52 CONCENTRATION = 30(Cm�) ...read more.

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