A solid-solid reaction between lead nitrate and potassium iodide

Description

In this experiment you will be looking at the reaction between lead nitrate and potassium iodide. You will be exploring some of the conditions that are necessary for this reaction to take place.

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

For one demonstration:

Eye protection

A small screw-top jar

Balance

Weighing boats or similar, 2

Lead nitrate (TOXIC, DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT), 20g

Potassium iodide, 20g

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 


Read our standard health & safety guidance



Diffusion in liquids 



Page last updated October 2015

In this experiment you will be looking at the reaction between lead nitrate and potassium iodide. You will be exploring some of the conditions that are necessary for this reaction to take place.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.