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Preparing a soluble salt by neutralisation

Description

Ammonia and sulfuric acid react to form ammonium sulfate, which can then be recovered by crystallisation.

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Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

Each working group requires:

Beaker (100 cm3)

Glass stirring rod (15 cm)

Evaporating basin (50–100 cm3 capacity)

Crystallising dish

Bunsen burner

Tripod

Heat resistant mat

Pipeclay triangle or gauze

Sulfuric acid, 0.5 M (IRRITANT), 20 cm3 (in a small bottle)

Ammonia solution, 1 M, 50 cm3 (in a small bottle)

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

 









Ammonia and sulfuric acid react to form ammonium sulfate, which can then be recovered by crystallisation.

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.