Design Lab #17: Reaction Rate - Calcium Carbonate & Hydrochloric acid Design
Introduction: In this experiment calcium carbonate will be put into a flask and
mixed with hydrochloric acid to produce calcium chloride, water and
carbon dioxide. The formula for this reaction is: CaCO3(s) + 2HCl(aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO2(g) + H2O(l)
Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is to determine how the surface area of
CaCO3(s) affects the rate of reaction by measuring the volume of CO2(g)
produced with time.
Background: When solid reactants are mixed with liquid reactants only the particles on the
surface of the solid will have direct contact, or collide, to the other liquid
reactant particles. When there is more surface area there will be more solid
particles exposed to collide with other liquid particles. When there are small
pieces of the solid reactant, the rate would be faster than if it were larger
pieces with the same mass. There will be more collisions per unit of time,
which means reaction will precede faster.
1) Surface area of CaCO3
1) Volume of gaseous product formed (CO2(g))
1) Mass of CaCO3
2) Temperature of reaction
3) Concentration of HCl
4) Volume of HCl
5) Time intervals for recording volume
100 mL Conical flask
Single-holed rubber stopper
90 g of CaCO3 chips
90 g of CaCO3 powder
90 g of CaCO3 tablets
100 mL gas syringe
100 mL graduated cylinder
450 ml 1.0 M HCl
Stand & Clamp
1) Wear safety goggles for protection.
2) Handle HCl acid with care. If splashes on skin wash immediately 3) Always point gas syringe downwards.
1) Set up equipment for experiment. Set up the...
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