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Unformatted text preview: Determining the unknown: In order to determine the identity of the unknown compound several tests were completed, this includes: -conductivity test- Solubility test-flame test Conductivity test: The unknown as well as other compounds that resembled the unknown were tested to determine if they conducted electricity, then the results of the known compounds were compared to the results of the unknown, this also determined whether the compound was an electrolyte. Compound Conductivity KCl Conducts electricity Na 2 SO 4 Conducts electricity NaCl Conducts electricity Unknown Conducts electricity Solubility test: The solubility of the unknown as well as other compounds that resembled the unknown given was tested in water and Acetone. If the compound was soluble in water then the compound was either polar or ionic, if the compound was soluble in acetone then the compound was polar...
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- Fall '08