Reactants and Reactors Lab Report

Topics to include in this prelab:

-What is enthalpy and what is enthalpy of the reaction?

-Show the chemical formula, mass, structure of methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, 1-butanol, 2- butanol and tert-butanol. List out the number of carbon for each compound.

-Draw the set up of a calorimeter. Label each component of the set up. 

 

 

 

Rubric

Prelab Rubric-6 (ME)

Prelab Rubric-6 (ME)

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

Title, your name, date of the experiment, course and section number, and experiment number.

 

2.0 pts

: State the aim of the experiment in your own words, usually around 2-4 sentences. A clear statement of the overall purpose for performing the experiment, i.e. what is / are the goal(s) to be achieved and what idea(s) are you to learn during the duration of the project?

 

3.0 pts

Materials: Write all equipment or glassware with specific sizes needed. (For example: 100 mL volumetric flask)

Specific for this experiment:
Explain how to set up calorimeter?

 

3.0 pts

Chemicals/Hazards : In a table, list all chemicals needed along with specific hazard information and other information necessary for the experiment (e.g., chemical name, chemical formula, molecular formula weight, physical appearance). Show the chemical formula, mass, structure of methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol, 1-butanol, 2- butanol and tert-butanol. List out the number of carbon for each compound.

For example:

Chemical Name, Chemical Formula, Chemical Weight, Physical Appearance, Specific Hazard and Additional Notes.

Specific to this experiment: Indicate the number of carbon in each hydrocarbon compound.

Include important safety information regarding all chemicals that may be used during the experiment. MSDS information can be found online.

 

2.0 pts

Methods and Procedures: What is enthalpy? What is enthalpy of a reaction? Draw a set up a calorimeter and label each component. Write your experimental methods in a step-wise manner.

It should be written in your own words in a step-wise manner (diagrams or flowchart are encouraged).

 

5.0 pts

Calculation:

Enthalpy, reaction enthalpy, change in temperature, heat and specific heat.

 

5.0 pts

Total Points: 20.0

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