Chemistry Experiment 6

Chemistry Experiment 6 - Experiment 6 Synthesis of Metal...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Experiment 6: Synthesis of Metal Oxalate Compounds By Jennifer Knotts Lab Partners: Katlin Geldbach Chemistry 1312, Section F-1, March 1, 2007
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Introduction: This lab was performed to provide a study of metal oxalate compounds and provide experience in calculations involving limiting reagents. A Synthetic chemist’s job is mainly to maximize the conversion of reactants to products but keep in mind La Chatelier’s principle. La Chatelier’s principle states: If a chemical system at equilibrium experiences a change in concentrations, temperature or total pressure the equilibrium will shift in order to minimize that change. Therefore, by isolating products, the yield of solid products can be maximized by cooling the reaction mixture. For example, in this laboratory experiment a transition metal salt containing an oxalate ion will be synthesized and later titrated. In these salts, the cations and anions occupy positions in the crystal lattice and do not engage in significant covalent interactions as specific interactions between individual anions and cations are not present. In this case, transition metal ions form very different types of compounds; these are referred to as coordination compounds. Coordination compounds may be neutral, cationic or anionic depending upon the metal ion and
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This lab report was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CHEM 1310 taught by Professor Cox during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

Page1 / 4

Chemistry Experiment 6 - Experiment 6 Synthesis of Metal...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

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