The Stoichiometry Challenge Lab

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In the Stoichiometry Challenge Lab we compared the theoretical results of the reaction between sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4) with the actual data we found. I hypothesised that If the mole ratio between Na2SO4 and H2SO4 is 1:1 then when I react 0.5 grams of Na2SO4 (reactant with H2SO4) I should get 0.669 grams of Na2SO4. The actual reaction between .05 grams of Na2CO3 and 5 mL of of H2SO4 produced 0.79g of Na2SO4. When I were testing the reaction, I measured out the reactants and mixed them together. I then observed the reaction and heated the solution to remove the liquid. We then found the mass or the product to be the .79g of Na2SO4 . When I compared the results I found that my hypothesis was disproven based on the

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