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Homework Help: Chemistry Experiments

  1. Feb 5, 2008 #1
    1. Scientists Dee and Vee discovered a large deposit of a salt XCL in a lake in Egypt. X was found to be in the same group as Sodium (Na) and was said to be a major source of energy when burnt in its hyrdoxide form. This observation is the same for NaOh. It is said that XOH uses less energy than NaOh in manufacture. Plan and Design and experiment to show which uses more energy.


    I think it has something to do with an electrolysis experiment where you control the amount of current entering and measure the time taken for each hydroxide to be produced. The electrolysis would be concerned with the production of two hydroxides: NaOH and XOH and you compare the results.

    You would then measure the amount of energy used by the formula Energy=Power*Time.

    Please and thank you!
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