Sodium Thiosulfate And Hydrochloric Acid Lab Report

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Aim:
To find out the relationship between the greater concentration of sodium thiosulfate when mixed with hydrochloric acid and the time it takes for the reaction (the time it takes for the solution to turn cloudy) to take place and to show the effect on the rate of reaction when the concentration of one of the reactants change.

Introduction:
The theory of this experiment is that sodium thiosulfate and hydrochloric acid reach together to produce sulfur as one of its products. Sulfur is a yellow precipitate so, the solution will turn to yellow color while the reaction is occurring and it will continue until it will slowly turn completely opaque. The reaction of the experiment happens with this formula: “Na2 S2 O3 + HCL =
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With this small change (by 51.4 seconds), it can be concluded that there is a relationship between the different temperatures of sodium solution and the time it takes for the ice cube to melt in the sodium solution.
The raw data graph also has a c or the y intercept of 64.24 seconds and the R2 value is 0.97281. R2 value is a fraction between 0.0 and 1.0, and has no units. An R2 value of 0.0 means that knowing X does not help you predicts Y. There is no linear relationship between X and Y, and the best-fit line is a horizontal line going through the mean of all Y values. When R2 equals 1.0, all points lie exactly on a straight line with no scatter. Knowing X lets you predict Y perfectly. (http://www.graphpad.com/guides/prism/6/curve-fitting/index.htm?r2_ameasureofgoodness_of_fitoflinearregression.htm) In this graph the R2 value is 0.97 which can be rounded off to 1.0 which means that knowing X which in this case is the different concentrations of sodium thiosulfate, predicts the Y which is the time the time the solution turns cloudy resulting X not to be seen from the opening of the conical flask from a person’s eye

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