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ERIC Number: EJ820857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Empirical Formula of Silver Sulfide: An Experiment for Introductory Chemistry
Trujillo, Carlos Alexander
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n10 p1682-1683 Oct 2007
An experiment is described that allows students to experimentally determine an empirical formula for silver sulfide. At elevated temperatures, silver sulfide reacts in air to form silver, silver sulfate, and sulfur dioxide. At higher temperatures (960 [degree]C) silver sulfate decomposes to produce metallic silver. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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