Involvement of catalysts in reactions

Description

This reaction involves the oxidation of potassium sodium tartrate by hydrogen peroxide using a colbalt salt as a catalyst.

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

Eye protection

Each demonstration requires:

Beaker (250 cm3)

Measuring cylinder (50 cm3)

Measuring cylinder (10 cm3)

Tripod

Gauze

Bunsen burner

Thermometer, -10 – 110 oC

Access to balance (1 d.p.)

Potassium sodium tartrate (Rochelle salt), 5 g

Hydrogen peroxide, 20 'volume' (IRRITANT), 20 cm3

Cobalt(ll) chloride solution, 4% (TOXIC, DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT), 5 cm3

Distilled or deionised water, 60 cm3

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This reaction involves the oxidation of potassium sodium tartrate by hydrogen peroxide using a colbolt salt as a catalyst.

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.