Decompostion Reaction Lab
Purpose: Can baking soda be broken down into its component parts
baking soda (NaHCO3)
test tube holder
Caution: Be extremely careful with open flames! Wear safety
Place 2cm of baking soda in the tesst tube.
Use matches to light propane. Hold test tube over flame. Caution:
Always be careful around a flame. Point test tube away from people.
Test for the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) by lighting the
end of the wood splint and placing the flame at the opening of the test
tube. If it goes out there is CO2 present.
The equation for this reaction is 2NaHCO3
2.Is there anything on the walls of the test tube? Describe.
3.What happened to the flaming splint? Why?
4.How many reactants?
5.Is the reactant an element or a compound? How do you know?
6.How many products?
7.What gas was released?
8.Can you break down baking soda by heating it?
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Help me out here!
1.What is the color of the Baking soda. Does it change?