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Practical Investigation Grade 10 Nicholas Hamilton

Item
Dry Filter Paper
Lead (ii) Ethanoate
Sodium Sulphate
Filter Paper + Precipitate
Precipitate - Pb SO 4

Mass (g)
1.4
6
3
6.2
4.8

(C H 3 COO)2 Pb3 H 2 O+ Na2 SO 4 Pb SO 4 + 2C H 3 COONa+3 H 2 O

m
3
=
=0,0211 mol
M 142
(C H 3 COO )
m
6
( 2 Pb 3 H 2 O)= =
=0,0158 mol
M 379
n
n(C H 3 ): n(N a2 S O 4)
1
:
1
0,0211 : 0,0211
Limiting is(C H 3 COO)2 Pb 3 H 2 O
n ( Na2 SO 4 ) =

n ( C H 3 COO ) :n ( PbSO 4 )
1
:
1
n( PbS O 4 ) = 0,0158mol
m ( PbS O4 )=n . M =0,0158 303=4.7874 g
Actual Yield ( PbS O4 ) =
Actual
100
Theoretical
4.8

100
4,79
=100,2%

% Yield ( PbS O4 =

Not Measuring to enough decimal places (Scale has only one decimal place)
Original Substance could be impure Many people were using the substance and could have
contaminated it
May be residue/left over substance stuck in beakers.

We used tap water, not distilled water Other chemicals in the water could have interfered with the
reaction

H2O
a)
b) There could be tiny bits of sodium ethanoate ( C H 3 COO Na and possibly lead sulphate (
PbS O4 , depending on how efficient the filter was