Producing Chloride Using Nitrate and Sodium Chloride

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Producing Chloride Using Nitrate and Sodium Chloride

Purpose of activity

The purpose of the activity was to produce the insoluble salt silver

chloride using the soluble salts silver nitrate and sodium chloride

which I prepared in unit 1 activity 2a

AB + CD = AD + CB

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silver nitrate + sodium chloride = silver chloride + sodium nitrate

Portfolio Evidence – (Lukas Chamberlain)

Activity 3.1-3c: Precipitation

Safety Points

Sodium Chloride

· Wear safety goggles

· Do not eat

· Use smallest amounts possible on a watch glass to prevent

contamination of the bottle

· Test for sodium last as the nichrome wire is difficult to clean

afterwards

· Wear suitable protective clothing

· If splashed in eyes: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately

with cold water and seek medical advice

· If spilt on floor: Scoop up and clean surface

· If spilt on skin or clothing: Wash off

· Irritant

Silver Nitrate

· Wear safety goggles

· Wear goggles

· Use lowest mole and lowest volume needed

· Wear suitable clothing

· If splashed in eye: Rinse eye for ten minutes

· If spilt on floor: scoop up and wash surface

· If spilt on skin: wash thoroughly

· Corrosive

· Irritant

· Oxidising

· Danger to environment

Silver Chloride

None listed

Sodium Nitrate

None listed

Portfolio Evidence – (Lukas Chamberlain)

Activity 3.1-3c: Precipitation

Method and material

1. I carefully measured out 10 cm3 silver nitrate using a 10cm3

measuring cylinder for accuracy. I did this over a sink, and then I

poured the...

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...d also mean that the safety points are probably larger

because there is a risk of more being spilt so it would cause more

damage. The silver nitrate is also produced to a higher level of

accuracy as less is wasted and that means more profit.

Portfolio Evidence – (Lukas Chamberlain)

Activity 3.1-3c: Precipitation

Observations during procedure

I observed that the washings that I collected after I filter out the

precipitate was cloudy showing that it still had particles of silver

nitrate as that is a insoluble salt and does not dissolve in water.

Portfolio Evidence – (Lukas Chamberlain)

Activity 3.1-3c: Precipitation

Summary

This experiment prepared silver chloride by a precipitation reaction

between silver nitrate and sodium chloride. The silver chloride was

filtered and the yield calculated.
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