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The equilibrium shift can be determined by looking at the color changes and precipitation formations. Some sources of error that could have occurred in this experiment include: Beral pipets not being as dry as they should have been, not stirring solutions enough to get observable color change, not leaving solutions in hot water bath or ice water bath long enough. We can conclude from this experiment that by observing the formation of precipitation and various color changes, the direction of equilibrium shifts in the reactions of MgCl 2 and NaOH, as well as in CoCl 2 and water, can be determined. Post Lab Questions 1. How would you improve this lab? I might improve this lab by in part II, placing the Beral pipet filled with solution in a beaker filled with room temperature water in between when they place it in a
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hot water bath and an ice water bath. This may help to better facilitate the shift of equilibrium, and it may make the shift of equilibrium easier to observe. 2. Explain how an alcohol solution of CoCl 2 could be used to predict rain. One way a solution of CoCl 2 can be used to predict rain is to soak a piece of cloth in the CoCl 2 solution and leave it out in the sun to evaporate. If the air is dry, the water will evaporate and leave blue CoCl 2 . If there is a lot of water vapor in the air (rain), a pink residue of CO will be left. 3. A student is studying the equilibrium mixture described by the net ionic equation given below: [Cu(H 2 O) 6 ] (blue) + 4Br - CuBr 4 2- (green) + 6H 2 O a) The student heated a sample of blue solution. After a short time, the solution changed from blue to green. Is the forward reaction endothermic or exothermic? Briefly explain. The forward reaction is endothermic because if heat is added it means that reactant is added. If reactant is added, equilibrium will shift to the right which is what is happening when the sample is turning green. b) The student added NaBr to the equilibrium mixture. Predict what the student will observe (color) and explain your answer. If the student adds NaBr, a reactant, equilibrium will shift to the right and the student will observe a green color. This is because NaBr is a reactant and when reactant is added equilibrium shifts to the right. c) The student adds Ag + ions to the mixture. Predict what the student will observe (color) and explain your answer.
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If the student adds Ag + ions to the reaction, their positive charge will counteract the negative charge of the Br - . Because of this, equilibrium will shift to the left.
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