Separation Of Ramonas Lab Results

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The purpose of sludge was the following: To use lab skills learned throughout the year to separate and identify each pure substance in the original mixture. The sludge that was given to the group had the name of Ramos. The mixture of Ramos was a dark, orange, murky liquid that had a few objects floating around in it, such as (or hypothesized as) orange blocks, and tiny ‘metal’ rods. The mixture also had a substance that looked like, and appeared to be, sand. These were all able to be separated and identified using the two labs stated below, without getting into specifics. To separate the Ramos mixture the group first first conducted the dissolve, filter, evaporate method, and prepared the lab for as well. Though for this lab the substance …show more content…

With this lab the group was able to separate the liquid that had been filtered out after doing the DFE lab. Due to these two labs the group was able to identify the substances the make up the mixture known a Ramos. Sodium was one of the substances in the Ramos mixture based on this data; the orange powder found after evaporating the filtrate in the dissolve, filter and evaporate lab. The orange powdery substance burned bright orange, which is a noticeable characteristic of sodium. The substance was also insoluble in both water and alcohol, and since Ramos has both alcohol and water in it, and could be slightly seen in the sand after it got filtered. And this leads to the conclusion that this substance found in the mixture is indeed sodium. Alcohol was also another substance found in the mixture. Its noticeable as it was most likely was fraction 1 in the fractional distillation lab. Sharing a boiling point with alcohol, alcohol being 82 degrees celsius, and fraction 1 being 83 degrees celsius (which i extremely close). The substance, fraction 1, was also as flammable as alcohol is , when testing its flammibility. Last but not least, sugar was insoluble in fraction 1 just like it is with alcohol. Based on this, fraction 1 is most likely isopropyl …show more content…

Similar to fraction 1, fraction 4 shared many of the same characteristics with water. Such as its (waters) boiling point being 100 degrees celsius, which was exactly the data the group collected with fraction 4. But you can also prove that fraction 4 was indeed water because of its solubility being .859g which is close to waters solubility, (1.00g). Another thing the shows that water was fraction 4 was the fact that sugar was also soluble in fraction 4 just like it is with water. With these three characteristics lined up together, it's easy to tell that water was also a substance in

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