Exothermic Reaction Lab

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Heats of Solution and Reaction Name: Cindy Hernandez Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is to decided if the chemical reactions are exothermic and endothermic. By finding the differences between each temperature. Overview: For this lab, we had three different chemicals involved NH4Cl, H2SO4, and NaOH. What we did with these chemicals was that we added water, except NaOH we added HCl, was that we combined both mixtures to determine if there was a temperature change. The reason why we're determining if their was a chemical reaction is to identify if it is exothermic or endothermic. How exactly we do is that ionic compounds dissolve in water ,or HCl, to break down the ionic bonds. With these ions it attaches to the water molecules and…show more content…
Define heat of reaction. -Is the overall energy absorbed or released during the solution process. 2. Distinguish between exothermic and endothermic processes. -Exothermic is energy needed to break the bonds is less than the energy released and endothermic is the energy needed to break the bonds is greater than the energy released. 3. Read the entire laboratory activity. Form a hypothesis about how to distinguish exothermic and endothermic processes. Record your hypothesis on page 123. -My hypothesis is we can determine the different between each chemical reaction by the temperature change.To descide which one is exothermic and endothermic. 4. Summarize the procedures you will follow to test your hypothesis. -We measured in each chemical and added water besides, HCl we added NaOH. Next, we measured the water temperature to begin with then added the substance to it to determine the finally temperature. We minus the initial and finally to decide if the reaction is exothermic and endothermic. 5. Describe the anticipated temperature change of a system in which an exothermic process is taking place. -Exothermic was taken place when the temperature rose up from the initial start. Like we did in Data Table 1 and

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