Flaming Fish

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Chem 101 Discussion Board for Science Salon Flaming Swedish Fish (Thanks Katie and Hillary!) Here is the reaction today: The reaction was heated until the KClO 3 decomposed. 2 KClO 3 (s) ------> 2 KCl (s) + O 2 (g) The Swedish fish was dropped in and a combustion reaction occurred. C 12 H 22 O 11 (s) + 12 O 2 (g) -------> 12 CO 2 (g) + 11 H 2 O(g) 1. Which compounds in the two reactions are ionic and which are covalent? What are the cations and the anions in the ionic compounds? 2. C 12 H 22 O 11 (s) is sucrose (you may recognize the formula!). What is the role of the KClO 3 ? If I torch a gummi candy with a propane lighter, does it burn the same way? Could I do this experiment with molten NaCl?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. What is the smoke? Why is there so much of it? The smoke didnt seem to linger. Where did it go? 4. You are going to learn how to draw molecules on Friday. You need the total number of valence electrons to draw correct Lewis structures. How many valence electrons does each of the molecules have in which to make covalent bonds? (You might want to figure out sucrose last!) 5. If a gummi bear is used in this experiment, then we name it the Growling Gummi Bear. Name this experiment if a pumpkin Peeps is used. (No off-color naming! Just be BYU creative!)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Anderson,w during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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