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Preparing salts by neutralisation of oxides and carbonates

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Experiments to prepare soluble salts using insoluble metal oxides and carbonates reacted with dilute acid.

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Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

Each working group requires:

Beaker (100 cm3)

Conical flask (100 cm3)

Spatula

Glass stirring rod (15 cm)

Evaporating basin (50–100 cm3 capacity)

Crystallising dish

Filter funnel (65 mm diameter)

Filter paper

Bunsen burner

Tripod

Gauze

Heat resistant mat

Pipeclay triangle

pH indicator paper

Sulfuric acid, 0.5 M (IRRITANT), 20 cm3 (in a small bottle), 2

One or more of the following, according to the lesson organisation:

Copper(II) oxide (HARMFUL, DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT), about 1 g (in a specimen tube)

Magnesium carbonate, about 1 g (in a specimen tube)

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

 

 


 


 

 








Experiments to prepare soluble salts using insoluble metal oxides and carbonates reacted with dilute acid.

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.