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1.2 The mole concept

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

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The Determination of a Chemical Formula

Experiment #1 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Determine the water of hydration in a copper chloride hydrate sample.
  • Conduct a reaction between a solution of copper chloride and solid aluminum.
  • Use the results of the reaction to determine the mass and moles of Cu and Cl in the reaction.
  • Calculate the empirical formula of the copper chloride compound.

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The Determination of the Percent Water in a Compound

Experiment #2 from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Carefully heat a measured sample of a hygroscopic ionic compound.
  • Determine the water of hydration of the compound.
  • Complete the chemical formula of the compound.

The Analysis of Alum

Experiment #15B from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Determine the melting temperature of a sample of alum.
  • Determine the water of hydration of a sample of alum.
  • Determine the percent sulfate of a sample of alum.
  • Verify the chemical formula of a sample of alum.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Chemistry
Section
Core
Topic
1. Stoichiometric Relationships

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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