Experiment 10: The enthalpy of decomposition of calcium carbonate
To find the enthalpy of decomposition of calcium carbonate
The reactions of acids have been discussed and the students are aware that both calcium oxide and calcium carbonate react exothermically with hydrochloric acid
As this is a planning experiment the instructions given are minimal and the students should decide for themselves how this experiment should be carried out, including all apparatus, quantities and materials.
The following factors will be assessed:-