Magnesium Hydrogen Carbonate Lab Report

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French chemist, Antoine Lavoisier was thoroughly investigating the exothermic reaction, combustion, when he discovered The Law of Conservation of Mass in 1789. Lavoisier understood the importance of measurements and yearned to apply them to an experiment involving combustion. He initiated this experiment by recording the mass of various substances after he had applied heat to them. He noticed that some of the substances declined in weight, whereas, others demonstrated an increase in weight. This peculiar act made him question the disappearance/appearance of the matter. Lavoisier then devised another experiment, where he repeated the method of his previous experiment, however, this time, he concluded that he would burn the substances in sealed…show more content…
It is highly soluble in water and is insoluble in acids. Copper Sulfate is slightly acidic, therefore, some precautions must be taken prior to handling. It can generally dissolve in a wide range of solutions. (McMahon, 2015) Magnesium chloride and Sodium hydrogen carbonate One of the possible products would be magnesium hydrogen carbonate, however magnesium hydrogen carbonate requires water in order to form. Therefore, no gas would be produced because the magnesium hydrogen carbonate would decompose and because the resulting solution is not acidic. A precipitate would also not form due to none of the solutions being insoluble. This evidence suggests that no reaction will occur. Although, there is a possibility that all of the solutions will just form ions and the energy required to break and form the bonds was exactly the same. (Gans, 2013) Word Equations: Reaction one- sodium hydroxide + copper sulfate = sodium sulfate and copper hydroxide Reaction two- magnesium chloride + sodium hydrogen carbonate = magnesium hydrogen carbonate and sodium chloride may have been created, or all the solutions could have formed ions. The other possibility is that no reaction

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