Create a new account

It's simple, and free.

Stoichiometry and the Chemical Equation

  • Word Count: 864
  • Approx Pages: 3

Purpose and Method
The purpose of the laboratory is use our knowledge of stoichiometry in a hands-on experience. Stoichiometry refers to the calculations of the different quantities of the reactants and products of chemical reactions. In our experiment, we will use Stoichiometry to figure out the chemical equation of the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and bleach.

Experimental Procedure
For the experiment, a setup was made as follows:

For each trial, the same amount of bleach was used: 4.0 mL. A specific amount of hydrogen peroxide was used, with each progressing trial using one more gram than the previous. After creating the setup shown above, the flask was stirred, causing the vial containing hydrogen peroxide to spill into the bleach. The reaction released oxygen gas that filled up in the 100 mL graduated cylinder. After the reaction finished, we observed the volume of the oxygen gas. With that data, we graphed the volume of oxygen gas produced versus the mass of the hydrogen peroxide used. Also, we will figure out the density of bleach by doing four trials of massing .500 mL of bleach.

Set A Actual Mass of H2O2 Used (g) mL O2 Produced (mL)
Run 1 1.327 27.5
Run 2 2.616 51
Run 3 3.496 62.5
Run 4 4.675 63
Run 5 5.555 63
Run 6 6.421 63
Run 7 7.455 63

Note: for all trials, a volume of 4.0 mL of bleach was used.

Mass of .500 mL of Bleach (g) Density of Bleach Solutions (g/mL)
0.478 0.956
0.456 0.912
0.468 0.936
0.485 0.97

Calculations and Graphs
Average Density of Bleach = (.956 + .912 + .936 + .970) / 4 = .944 g/mL
From analysis of the graph, the equivalence point is (4.0 mL Bleach, 3.496 g H2O2)
(From the Lab Manual) Bleach is 5.25% (w/w) NaOCl
(From the Lab Manual) Hydrogen Peroxide is 3.00% (w/w) H2O2
4 mL Bleach x (.944 g Bleach / mL Bleach) x (5.25 g NaOCl / 100 g Bleach) x (1 mol NaOCl / 74.44 g NaOCl) = 2.66 e-3 mol NaOCl

(3.00 g H2O2 / 100. Solution) x (3.496 g Solut...

Related Essays:

APA     MLA     Chicago
Stoichiometry and the Chemical Equation. (1969, December 31). In Retrieved 23:00, February 07, 2016, from