Single Replacement Reaction

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Single Replacement Reaction between Iron filings and Copper Sulfate In this lab, unlike the previous labs, we had to take safety precautions and procedures in order to not end, well, dead or disable for life. For example, we had to use safety goggles and laboratory aprons at all times in the lab and wash our hands at the end of the lab. We had to take these precautions in order to protect ourselves as copper sulfate is able to make a person blind if it falls on someone’s eyes and be poisonous if eaten or inhaled. A single replacement reaction is a chemical reaction in which an element replaces another element in a compound and these chemical reactions will produce heat to a certain degree. In this lab, iron had to replace copper in a copper sulfate solution in a single replacement reaction. On this lab our objective was to find out what copper and iron we were using. We had to find if we were using iron +2 or iron+3 and copper +1 or copper +2. There were 4 possible reactions: the first one could have iron +2 and copper +1. The second one could have iron +2 and copper +2. The third one could have used iron +3 and copper +1 and the last one could have iron +3 and copper +2 There are several factors that can influence the rate of a chemical reaction. In general, a factor that increases the number of collisions between particles will increase the reaction rate and a factor that decreases the number of collisions between particles will decrease the chemical reaction rate. The factors that can influence the rate of a chemical reaction are: the concentration of reactants, the temperature, the medium and the presence of catalyst and competitors. The higher the concentration of reactants is, the higher the rate of a chemical reaction is. For instance, the higher the concentration of the product, the slower is the rate of the chemical reaction. An increase in temperature

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