The purpose of this experiment is to determine the percent composition of carbon in a sample of sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3.
Reacting sodium bicarbonate with sulfuric acid will release carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. According to the Law of Definite Proportions, the mass percentage of carbon in the bicarbonate will be constant, no matter how much sodium bicarbonate is used in the experiment.
You will be determining the percent composition of carbon in sodium carbonate, both experimentally and theoretically. You will compare your two answers and calculate your percent error.
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MATERIALS: Small test tubes, Beral pipets, Balance, Sodium bicarbonate, Sulfuric acid (2N)
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