Synthesis of magnesium oxide

Synthesis of magnesium oxide
Synthesis of magnesium oxide

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In experiment C1.2.2.1, the law of definite proportions is confirmed by the synthesis of magnesium oxide. Magnesium reacts with oxygen in a luminous reaction to magnesium oxide.

The starting material magnesium and the product magnesium oxide can be weighed. In addition, the quantity of oxygen consumed is determined by measuring the volume. The results can be used to determine the mass ratio of oxygen to magnesium. Repeated tests can then show that it remains constant.

Components of equipment sets

1 6669882 Combustion boat, glazed LD
1 664077  8  Reaction tube, quartz, 300 x 20 mm dia., SB 19 LD
2 667286  8  Silicone stopper, one 7-mm hole, 16...21 mm diam. LD
2 665914  8  Gas syringe, 100 ml with 3-way stopcock LD
1 666714  8  Cartridge burner, DIN type LD
1 666715  8  Cartridge LD
2 30076  8  Laboratory stand II LD
1 666731  8  Gas igniter, mechanical LD
1 ADANBL124E Analytical balance 120 g; 0,0001g, with USB interface LD
1 667194  8  Silicone tubing, 7 mm Ø, 1 m LD
1 667197  8  Silicone tubing, 4 mm diam., 1 m LD
1 604510 Tubing connector, 4...15 mm LD
6 6664660 Adhesive magnetic board, 300 mm LD
2 6664661 Holder, magnetic, size 1, 9...11 mm LD
2 6664665 Holder, magnetic, size 5, 30...32 mm LD
1 666428  8  Panel frame C100, two-level, for CPS LD
1 441531  8  Screen LD
1 30002  8  Stand base, V-shaped, small LD
1 6731000  4  Magnesium, ribbon, 25 g LD
1 6746970  4  Hydrochloric acid, 0.5 mol/l, 500 ml LD
1 660998 Minican pressurised gas canister, oxygen LD
1 660980  8  Fine regulating valve for minican gas canisters LD

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