dranoproject - HYPOTHESIS There is a strong acid or base in...

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Unformatted text preview: HYPOTHESIS There is a strong acid or base in Drano that breaks down the organic material that causes clogs. MOLECULES OF INTEREST IN DRANO Name Formula Structure Relevant Properties/Uses Sodium hydroxide NaOH • Strong base • Caustic/corrosive Sodium nitrate NaNO 3 • Strong oxidizer meaning it will readily transfer Oxygen atoms • Soluble in water, ammonia, and most alcohols • Used in wastewater industry for facultative microorganism respiration because the particular microorganisms used in industrial and sewage grow more rapidly after consuming nitrates rather than oxygen. Sodium chloride NaCl • Ionic crystal • Odorless • Water soluble salt Aluminu m Al • Soft, lightweight, and durable metal • Easily oxidized http://www.ehow.com/list_6022669_chemical- properties-sodium-nitrate.html http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3473 Data and Results Viscosity of Drano: 500 cps pH of Drano: 11.5 – 13.5 Density of Drano: 1.35 g/mL Drano is completely water soluble How Drano works: 1. When Drano and water mix, sodium hydroxide,...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Posh during the Summer '11 term at San Mateo Colleges.

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