Identifying ionic compunds lab

This is inquiry so they will find the properties, which are common, and test them. Volatility is measured by odor. Cations are grouped by identifying the anion common to their insoluble reaction products, and anions are likewise grouped by common cations.

Other Conclusion Questions to explore or answer: Decant the supernatant into the second test tube. You will only be able to see the first 20 seconds. A combination of common rules of precipitation followed by specific colorimetric or precipitation tests can be used to positively identify nearly every ion, atomic or polyatomic, available.

The bond is formed by an attraction between tow oppositely charged ions.

How can I identify ionic compounds?

The main part of this grade will be a rubric for their data tables and their conclusions with questions. Document this information in the last column of your data table. When testing students should list the equipment they will use in their tests, like test tubes, small beakers, spot plates, Bunsen burners with hoses, crucibles, etc.

Identifying Unknown Substances as Ionic or Not Ionic

It will take a maximum of 3 fifty minute class periods. Obtain four test tubes and caps suitable for use in a centrifuge. How can this be possible?

Choose the five properties you would like to test of each of chemical. This activity will help students make connections between the two types of compounds with the Periodic Table and will help bridge in to the nomenclature of ionic and molecular compounds. Which substances tend to dissolve easier in water, ionic or covalent?

Later, it will be titled "ionic or covalent". From this information students will analyze their results to determine whether the compounds or mixtures are covalent or molecular compounds. To verify the presence of phosphate, slowly add nitric acid to the test tube.

The " unknown " substances I used: Volatility is measured by odor. The formation of bubbles indicates presence of CO2, signifying CO as a reactant. Data Analysis With your team try to find a way to group your chemicals into two categories.

In general, solutions containing sulfide ions, S2- react with metal ions to yield an insoluble metal sulfide. Please separate the different procedures in your writing. To design these reactions, cations and anions are assigned to broad categories based on solubility trends.

Make sure this information is clear in your conclusion. If all the groups don't do enough quality tests for determining covalent and ionic compounds, have them fill in their data in an excel worksheet for all to view on the projector.

I say that the battery helps to push an electron flow, like water through a hose, in one direction, so those electrons can do work like lighting a light bulb or making a sound depending on the meter we have available. Then in your conclusion compare your findings for each compound with what you now know about the ionic vs.

Hardness is measured by how malleable or brittle a compound is with a hammer and board.The purpose of this experiment was to identify the unknown compound. The tests that were done to determine the identity of the compound include qualitative solubility tests, quantitative solubility tests, measuring solution conductivity, anion and cation test, flame test, and formation of precipitate.

MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection > MnSTEP Activities > Using Properties to Identify Ionic and Molecular Compounds Using Properties to Identify Ionic and Molecular Compounds Tamara Ellsworth, Parkers Prairie High School, Parkers Prairie, MN, based on a lab for pre-ap chemistry at the westlake high school website.

Most ionic compounds dissolve to some extent in water. Most covalent compounds tend to be insoluble in water. Conductivity An aqueous solution of an ionic compound will conduct electricity. An aqueous solution of a covalent compound will not conduct electricity.

NO and CaO are toxic gases Chloride Anion Test Challenges met with Understanding CaCO3 (aq) + 2 HNO3 (aq) → During the Chloride Anion Test, there was difficulty in identifying if there was an unknown substance for Chloride turned out positive for both the Positive Test, Negative Test, and Unknown Compound.

Ionic Compounds If an atom gains electrons it forms a negative ion (anion), and if it loses electrons it forms a positive ion (cation). Negative and positive ions attract each other and form “ionic bonds”. Ionic bond form between metals and nonmetals when electrons are transferred.

All ionic compounds have a solid crystalline lattice structure. Formation of a solid derivative is a critical step in identifying an unknown. Many compounds have similar physical properties and give similar results in qualitative tests.

However, an unknown can undergo reaction to form another compound called a derivative. The melting point of the purified derivative allows identification of the unknown.

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