NONMETALS
In this experiment:
You will generate and characterize the following gasses:

CO2 SO2 NO NO2 O2 Br2 I2 H2S NH3
Several of these are well known as ........... POLLUTANTS

Major Objectives of this Experiment

  1. Give hands-on experience with well known gaseous chemicals.
    • all the gasses you will generate should be familar to you
    • possible exception, bromine, is similar to the more familar chlorine
  2. Train you in making and recording observations.
    • colors
    • phase changes, formation of bubbles or solids
    • heat
  3. Introduce the logic of making conclusions based on observations.
    • what is the significance of observation "A".
  4. Introduce you to the use of chemical formulae and equations.
    • enjoy the PRELAB


The EXPERIMENT
There is a............................ NonMetals TUTORIAL
Return to ....................... SYLLABUS
Return to.................. PRELAB

More Information on:
Carbon Dioxide   CO2
Sulfur Dioxide SO2
Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 and Nitric Oxide NO
Oxygen O2
Bromine Br2 and Iodine I2
Hydrogen Sulfide H2S
Ammonia    NH3
You will make the following observations on each gas:
Solubility in water (inversely correlated with effervesence)
Color
Reaction with... LITMUS
Odor
You will also carry out some special tests:
Supporting or not supporting combustion
Solubility in the nonpolar (organic) solvent, hexane C6H14

Return to ............... Chem 113 SYLLABUS

RWK 1997