science

posted by .

Propose a method to find the specific heat of sodium which reacts with water

Two methods to think about.
Use a liquid with which Na doesn't react.

OR, use a weighed amount of Na metal to react with water. Measure T of the water before addition of Na and after adding Na. That will give you q and you know all the other variables. Great care would need to be taken to avoid explosive reactions AND to avoid spattering.

Check my thinking on that last one; that may only give you the delta H for the reaction of Na to NaOH + H2.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry, science

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat, for a metal like sodium which reacts with water What about using a liquid, not water, which doesn't react with Na. i am doin this presentation on acids and alkalis and i need help …
  2. Chemistry

    What is a method for determining the specific heat for a metal like sodium which reacts with water?
  3. Chemistry

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat, Cp, for a metal like sodium which reacts with water. Allow the sodium to equilibrate in a metal calorimeter filled with inert gas. Measure the equilibrium temperature
  4. Chemistry

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat, Cp, for a metal like sodium which reacts with water. You posted this question several times, and not just today. It has been answered. You will have to fill in the steps yourself. …
  5. Chemistry

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat for a metal like sodium that reacts with water?
  6. chemistry

    1.how do you calculate the specific heat of a metallic element if 314 joules of energy are needed to raise the temperature of a 50.0 g sample from 25.0 degrees c to 50.0 degrees c. 2. how do you propose a method for determining the …
  7. Chemistry

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat for a metal like sodium, which reacts with water.
  8. Chemistry

    Propose a method for determining the specific heat for a metal like sodium, which reacts with water.
  9. Chemistry

    You are confronted with an unknown metal, M, and need to determine its identity. Using the following information identify the metal. M(s) Reacts vigorously with water and acid. M(s) does not react with K+(aq) M(s) reacts with Co+2(aq) …
  10. Chemistry

    You are confronted with an unknown metal, M, and need to determine its identity. Using the following information identify the metal. M(s) Reacts vigorously with water and acid. M(s) does not react with K+(aq) M(s) reacts with Co+2(aq) …

More Similar Questions