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Recovering water from copper(II) sulfate solution

Description

In this experiment, water from copper(II) sulfate solution is evaporated and some of it is condensed using simple apparatus.

Type of Activity

:
class practical

Audience

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Teacher

Age Group

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11 to 14 years

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 group of students will need:

Conical flask, 100 cm3

Cork or bung with hole for delivery tube, to fit flask (see diagram)

Lengths of glass tubing, bent as shown in the diagram

Rubber connection tubing

Stand and two clamps

Tripod and gauze

Bunsen burner

Heat resistant mat

Test-tube

Measuring cylinder, 25 cm3

Copper(II) sulfate(VI) solution, about 0.5 M, 20 cm3 per group

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

 







Page last updated October 2015

In this experiment, water from copper(II) sulfate solution is evaporated and some of it is condensed using simple apparatus.

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.