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Rates of Reaction - Molarity.

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Chemistry Coursework - Rates of Reaction - Molarity (Concentration) Aim: to find out if the concentration of HCl affects the amount of hydrogen gas given off when a magnesium strip is added. Apparatus: Gas syringe - to take all the gas from the reaction and measure it Test tube - to hold the two reactants Measuring cylinder - to measure amount of water and acid Stop watch - to time the reaction Delivery tube - to deliver the hydrogen into the gas syringe Ruler + Scissors - to measure and cut the magnesium Reactants: Magnesium strip Hydrochloric acid 2HCl + Mg H2 + MgCl2 Preliminary Work: From preliminary work I have found out that using 20 cm3 of acid and using 2 cm of magnesium for 1 minute gives off sufficient gas to measure accurately and I also found that for the molarity I should not go lower than 0.6 as there of gas given off will be too slow. This is how I did the experiment: * I set up the experiment as shown above * Added 2 cm of magnesium strip to 20 cm3 of HCl * I then wrote down the volume of the gas every 5 secs for 1 minute of the reaction * Use concentrations 1, 0.7, 0.5, 0.2, 0.1 M to see which would be suitable. ...read more.

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- so that acid does not transfer onto things that you touch and worse in your mouth (from the food that you eat). Results: Test 1 Molarity (M) Water/Acid cm3 T 5s I 10s M 15s E 20s 25s I 30s N 35s 40s S 45s E 50s C 55s S 60s 1 0/20 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 17 19 20 21 0.9 2/18 2 4 5 7 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 0.8 4/16 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 11 0.7 6/14 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 0.6 8/12 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 Test 2 Molarity (M) Water/Acid cm3 T 5s I 10s M 15s E 20s 25s I 30s N 35s 40s S 45s E 50s C 55s S 60s 1 0/20 2 5 7 9 11 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 0.9 2/18 2 4 6 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 0.8 4/16 2 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 10 0.7 6/14 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 13 0.6 8/12 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 66 7 7 8 9 Average (2dp) ...read more.

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My experiment went very well apart from my one anomaly (0.8 Moles) this is unusual as it happened both time as but these are some reasons why this happened: Sources of Error Gas syringe - was only to the nearest ml Magnesium - it used up the HCl around it and turned it into MgCl but did not react with the acid at the bottom making the reaction slower Heat - as the Mg reacts with HCl heat is given off speeding up the reaction Human Error - reading the gas wrong, starting or stopping the clock at the wrong time etc. Solving these Errors Gas syringe - use a position sensor on the gas syringe, which is attached to a computer. This will record the results with no anomalies. Magnesium - shake the test tube every so often Heat - can't solve this, the reaction is exothermic Human Error - use a position sensor on the gas syringe, which is attached to a computer. This will record the results with no human anomalies. Extension To extend the investigation I would do the experiment again put try and put right all the sources of error and see if my results come out perfect. ...read more.

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