Taking the a Train

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1. Observation: Granular zinc: metallic, grayish solid. Iodine chips: Dark purple colored, sparkly solid. Zinc and iodine reaction in deionized water: Formed cloudy precipitate of Zinc hydroxide. Also a very pale purple tint formed. Acid test: Added 2 mL of 1M NaOH- no Physical change was observed. Base test: Added 2 mL of .17M Acetic acid- No physical change observed. Table: Zinc (g) | Iodine (g) | Deionized water (mL) | Weight of boiling tube (g) | 1M NaOH(mL) | .17M Acetic acid (mL) | 2 | 2.01 | 5 | 40.73 | 2 | 2 | 2. Answer to focus question: Since it is amphoteric, it will act as an acid if reacts with base and act as a base when reacts with acid. So with both acid and base it will form salt. 3. Confidence report. I believe we did our procedures accurately. The precipitate was Zinc hydroxide which is amphoteric in nature. Meaning it can react both with acid and base to form salt. We got a white precipitate of zinc hydroxide and it reacted to make salt with both the base sodium hydroxide and the acetic acid. Our result would have been clearer to observe if we centrifuged it long enough because we might have lost some of the precipitate while washing it since it was not centrifuged long enough. 4. Answer the post lab questions: a. Zn + I2 + H2O Zn(OH)2 + I2 b. Zn(OH)2 + CH3COOH Zn(O2CCH3)2 c. A side reaction is an unwanted chemical reaction taking place that diminishes the yield of the desired product. d. In the synthesis of Zinc iodide, acetic acid was used because the aim of the experiment was to derive Zinc iodide. If we used water instead of acetic acid then zinc would have reacted with water and become Zinc hydroxide which would hinder our purpose. If we are trying to get Zinc hydroxide from the reaction then acetic acid will not work purposefully. what if… In our experiment we want to get zinc

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