# Lab Summary Grand Central Equation

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The purpose of this lab is to focus on how to make zinc iodide in a different way using compounds instead of elements, which are barium iodide and zinc sulfate. We will see if the reaction between these two compounds will occur and make a prediction by writing a chemical equation. The procedures for this lab are to place a small test tube inside a 50mL beaker and weigh it. Then, using a spatula, add 0.45±0.03 g of zinc sulfate heptahydrate into the small test tube and record the mass. After that, dissolve the sample in 2 mL of deionized water and shake the test tube for 1 to 1 ½ minutes to dissolve the solid. Place another dry test tube in a 50mL beaker and weigh it. Find a bottle of barium iodide and record the name and molar mass. Then, weight out either anhydrous barium iodide or barium iodide dehydrate into this test tube and dissolve is it in 2 mL of deionized water. Pour the contents of one of the test tubes into the other and a reaction should occur and you should see a white precipitate of barium sulfate form. Then, centrifuge it for 1 minute. On the side, weight a boiling test tube containing 2 boiling chips. When the separation is complete, remove the small test tubes from the centrifuge and decant the supernatant into the boiling test tube. Add 1 mL of deionized water to the small test tube containing the precipitate and mix it and centrifuge it for 60 seconds. Then, add the supernatant into the boiling test tube and repeat this step one more time with another 1 mL of deionized water. Acquire a pair of metal test tube holders and heat the boiling test tube to evaporate the water for 15 minutes. Let is cool after and weigh it. Then, calculate a percent yield of zinc iodide and write a balanced chemical equation and determine the limiting