iron oxide lab - Sam Christy Lab Partners: Jarrod Googins,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sam Christy Lab Partners: Jarrod Googins, Travis Dunn TA: He Li 10/10/07 Making Rust: Iron Oxide Introduction: The purpose of this lab was to determine the empirical formula of a compound. This was achieved by changing an element, Iron, into a compound, Iron Oxide. To find the empirical formula, the percent of iron and oxygen must be found. This is able to be determined by weight of the reactant and the product of the chemical change. Once the percentages are found, they can be used to find the variables X and Y in the empirical form, Fe x O Y . Procedure: In this lab, a sample of steel wool was taken and the mass was recorded. Once the mass was found, hydrochloric acid was then added to a 400 mL beaker with the steel wool and was heated on the Bunsen burner. Once the steel wool was fully dissolved, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water was then added to the newly formed solution and was heated again. Once no oxygen bubbles were being formed in the solution while it was being warmed on the burner, it was then able to be cooled. After the solution was
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

iron oxide lab - Sam Christy Lab Partners: Jarrod Googins,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online