We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

Gcse Science Coursework Paper

Words: 984, Paragraphs: 1, Pages: 4

Paper type: Essay , Subject: Science

Categories: Science

Temperature, catalyst, surface area and concentration affect the rates of reaction. Catalyst can’t be changed in variables so I will therefore use the concentration variables to support my conclusion because I am familiar with the theory of concentration on the affects of rates of reaction. I am going to measure the gas by using the syringe method we are going to make it fair by having exactly 1g calcium carbonate and 30ml of hydrochloric acid.Equipment* 1g Calcium carbonate* 30ml of hydrochloric acid at concentrations of 0.75m, 1m, 1.25m, 1.5m, and 1.75m.* Conical flask* Syringe* Delivery tube* Stopwatch* Scales* Measuring cylinderMethod1. Add 30ml of 0.75m concentrated Hydrochloric acid to a conical flask2. Add 1g of marble chips to hydrochloric acid in the conical flask3. Put on the cork attached to the delivery tube and the syringe on the conical flask.4. Start the stopwatch5. Measure the gas produced in the syringe at intervals of 30 seconds for 5 minutes.6. Put results in a results table7. Repeat twice to gain an average8. Repeat method again with different hydrochloric acid concentrations such as 1m, 1.25m, 1.5m and 1.75mFair testingFair testing can help you’re experiment be as accurate that it can be by giving you accurate results and no awkward results. To maintain a perfect experiment in fair testing I am going to follow these procedures:* Same weight of marble chips 1g* Same amount of hydrochloric acid 30ml* Same acid Hydrochloric acid* Same concentration in one experiment* Same size of marble chips* Experiment to be done on the same day as temperature can affect the experiment* Same methodSafetyThe safety precautions and advice I will have if anything does happen I will take are* Wear goggles* Tie hair back* Wear lab coat* Wear glovesAdvice if anything should happen* If hydrochloric acid gets in contact with eyes rinse eyes over cold water for ten minutes seek medical advice* If hydrochloric acid gets in contact with skin wash over cold water for ten minutes seek medical advice* If hydrochloric acid is swallowed do not seek to vomiting seek medical advice* If hydrochloric acid vapour is inhaled please take patient outside for some fresh airPredictionWhen the two chemicals react together I think that the hydrochloric acid will dissolve the marble chips and produce a gas of carbon dioxide. This will happen because the hydrochloric acid molecules are moving about everywhere because it is a liquid therefore because the marble chips are a solid the marble chips molecules are held together and stationary so the hydrochloric acid molecules are always hitting the marble chip molecules and therefore creating a reaction which breaks down and dissolves the marble chips.If the concentration is doubled the reaction will be more quicker in dissolving the marble chips because the hydrochloric acid molecules have more energy so when hitting the marble chips it will hit it with a bigger force causing a bigger reaction.ResultsNumber of minutes0.75m1m1.25m1.5m1.75m0.5345891561017191.57101726302.010142537422.514193349533.018234058653.521294968764.025345880864.529406684945.0344475100101Amount of gas produced (ml)3444751001011.Concentration of acidNumber of minutes0.75m1m1.25m1.5m1.75m0.53255101551014231.51091724382.015142534512.522193344673.030254154823.537314964944.045365575*1034.5514262855.058477093Amount of gas produced (ml)584770931032.Concentration of acid* Means that the amount of gas produced went of the scale on the gas syringe.Number of minutes0.75m1m1.25m1.5m1.75m0.53356.59.5155.51015.5211.58.59.51725342.012.5142535.546.52.518193346.5603.0242440.55673.53.529304966854.0353556.577.5*94.54.540416484.55.04645.572.596.5Amount of gas produced (ml)4645.572.596.594.53. AveragesConcentration of acidI have put my two results into an average these results above will be the results that will be put on to a graph.ConclusionI found out in my experiment that when you increase the molar in the hydrochloric acid the reaction happens more quickly in dissolving the marble chips. The reason being is because when the molar is increased the hydrochloric acid molecules have more energy and more power so therefore the hydrochloric acid molecules are hitting the marble chip molecules with a much more bigger force and speed so therefore the marble chips dissolve quicker. An example would be when the 1m hydrochloric acid is dissolving the marble chips at a nice medium speed taking an average of 5 minutes to produce an approximate of 46 ml of gas but when the 2m hydrochloric acid is dissolving the marble chips it takes it only an average of 2 minutes for it to produce the same amount of gas as the 1m hydrochloric acid this shows that the 2m hydrochloric acid is double the time faster in the reaction of dissolving the marble chips. I can back up my theory with my calculations from my graphs in saying that the highest concentration takes the most amount of carbon dioxide (ml) per second and the least concentration of acid tales the least amount (ml) per second. For example my 0.75m hydrochloric acid it produces an average of 11.3 ml/s of carbon dioxide and my 1.75m hydrochloric acid produce an average of 21.3 ml/s of carbon dioxideEvaluationOur experiment went quite well the problem is that we had some anomalies in our second set of results here is the anomalies resultsNumber of minutes0.75m1m0.5321551.51092.015142.522193.030253.537314.045364.551425.05847Amount of gas produced (ml)5847Here are the anomalies results as you can see the 0.75m has produced more gas in the same amount of time than the 1m this is wrong because an acid with a higher concentration than 0.75m should always produce more gas and have a quicker reaction time. The reason for the anomalies results is because we did these two molar tests on two different days so one day could have been more warmer than the other because the temperature does affect the rate of reaction.The method was a good way of doing this experiment but the problem I had is with the equipment. One reason is if I would had a bigger syringe I would have gained better averages for example my 1.75m hydrochloric acid went off the scale at about 4 minutes. The way I could improve this test is by having a thermometer in the hydrochloric acid to keep an average of the temperature it is reacting at so I can spot the anomalies results by saying it was to warm on the day or too cold on that particular day.

About the author

This sample is completed by Emma with Health Care as a major. She is a student at Emory University, Atlanta. All the content of this paper is her own research and point of view on Gcse Science Coursework and can be used only as an alternative perspective.

Emma other papers:

How to cite this page

Choose cite format:

Gcse Science Coursework. (2019, Dec 05). Retrieved from https://paperap.com/paper-on-essay-gcse-science-coursework-rates-of-reaction/

Is Your Deadline Too Short?
Let Professionals Help You

Get Help

Our customer support team is available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. If you contact us after hours, we'll get back to you in 24 hours or less.

By clicking "Send Message", you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.
No results found for “ image
Try Our service

Hi, I am Colleen from Paperap.

Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? How about receiving a customized one? Click to learn more https://goo.gl/CYf83b