Determining the Empirical Formula for a Compound

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Determining the Empirical Formula   for a Compound     Fatima Elzin SJU Chemistry 1111L 73139 October 14, 2009 Pedro Bastos, Anne Okafor
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Fatima Elzin              Chemistry 1111L October 14, 2009              Dr. Pedro Bastos Determining the Empirical Formula for a Compound 1.  Write the balanced chemical reaction for this experiment.  Mg(s) +2HCl(aq)   MgCl2(aq) +H2(g) 2. Why is it important to add the 1 M HCl drop wise to the crucible?  If you add the 1 M HCl drop wise to the crucible you will reduce the risk of an 
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Unformatted text preview: excess of acid. 3. Why are you advised to not heat the dry solid too much? If you overheat the dry solid you will get a yellowish color and produce hydrogen gas. 4. If the identity of the metal used was not revealed to you, could you use the data in this problem to determine which metal was used? Yes, by determining the density of the metal you can classify which metal was used....
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