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31 Introduction- Magnesium is a silvery-white alkaline metal found represent by the atomic number of 12. This experiment involves combining Magnesium with Oxygen which is a gas represented by the chemical element 8. The word equation for the result of this experiment is Magnesium + Oxygen= Magnesium Oxide. The equation is Mg + O =MgO Definitions Word Definitions Mass Number The Mass number is the amount of Protons and Neutrons in the Nucleus. Atomic Number The amount of protons found

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Aim: to perform a firsthand investigation to compare the physical and chemical properties of magnesium and oxygen when they are experimented to form magnesium oxide Theory: The empirical formula of a compound is the formula that tells us the ratio in which the atoms are present in the compound. To calculate an empirical formula: - Write down the masses of all of the elements present - Convert masses to moles (by dividing by atomic weights in grams) - Divide through by the smallest number of

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Working out the Formula of Magnesium oxide Aims When magnesium is heated in air‚ it reacts with oxygen. During this oxidation reaction‚ magnesium oxide is produced. This increases the mass. If we know the mass of magnesium at the start‚ and the mass of magnesium oxide produced at the end‚ we can work out the mass of oxygen which has been combined with the magnesium. We can use these masses to work out the formula of magnesium oxide. Apparatus Googles

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COMBUSTION OF MAGNESIUM OXIDE DESIGN Aim/Purpose: To calculate the number of moles and the empirical formula of magnesium oxide. Safety precautions: 1) Wear lab coat 2) Wear gogles. 3)Make sure the bunsen burner is working properly and their is no leakage. 4) Wear gloves. Hypothesis: The weight of the magnesium ribbon increases after burning‚ so this indicated that their was a change in mass. This change happened because of the magnesium ribbon inside the crucible which reacted with Oxygen

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relationship between the mass of magnesium and mass of oxygen once the magnesium has been heated and reacted with the oxygen. There will be 3 variables in this experiment. The independent variable will be the mass of magnesium ribbon as different measurements will be taken and used for each trial. The dependant variable will be the mass of Magnesium Oxide‚ this is a measured variable as the mass of oxygen can be calculated and will enable us to determine the formula for Magnesium Oxide. The controlled variable

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Finding the formula of magnesium oxide Aims When magnesium is heated in air‚ it reacts with oxygen. During this oxidation reaction‚ magnesium oxide is produced. This increases the mass. If we know the mass of magnesium at the start‚ and the mass of magnesium oxide produced at the end‚ we can work out the mass of oxygen which has been combined with the magnesium. We can use these masses to work out the formula of magnesium oxide. Eye protection must be worn Apparatus Crucible and lid

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Chemistry SL Magnesium Oxide Lab Report Rashpreet Singh Date Performed: November 6‚ 2014 Research Question: To determine the empirical formula of the compound which forms between magnesium and oxygen. Design: The following figure represents the experiments lab setup‚ visualize the equipment used. Materials: Done 1. Ceramic evaporating dish 2. Electronic balance 3. Bunsen burner 4. Retort stand‚ ring clamp‚ clay triangle 5. Sand Paper 6. Tongs 7. Magnesium Ribbon Safety: Done 1. The duration

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Empirical Formula of Magnesium Oxide Date: Aim: The aim of this experiment was to determine the empirical formula of magnesium oxide. Equipment: · Balance · Crucible and lid · Bunsen burner · Magnesium ribbon (0.2g) · Steel wool · Crucible tongs · Pipe clay triangle · Tripod Procedure: 1. Obtain a clean‚ dry crucible and lid‚ then heat them for approximately 5 minutes over a Bunsen burner 2. Clean the surface of a 20 cm strip of magnesium ribbon using steel wool 3. Coil

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DETERMINATION OF EMPIRICAL FORMULA OF MAGNESIUM OXIDE Objective: The objective of this lab is to experimentally determine the empirical formula of Magnesium Oxide. Equipment: • Ring Stand • 5 inch ring • wire gauze • Crucible and Crucible lid • Butane burner • Magnesium • Crucible tongs • Safety glasses • Gloves Experimental Procedure 1. Setup ring stand with five inch ring and triangle. 2. Obtain desired amount of Magnesium‚ a crucible with a lid and

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The Law of Definite Proportions states that a chemical compound contains the same element in exactly the same proportions by mass regardless of the size of the sample or source of the compound. This relates to the magnesium oxide lab because we tested out this theory to see if it is true that the law of definite proportions says that a chemical compound contains the same element in exactly the same proportions by mass regardless of the size of the sample or source of the compound. In this experiment