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360Science™: Rate of Decomposition of Metal Carbonates

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The purpose of this short inquiry lab is to explore and compare the thermal decomposition of various metal carbonates at high temperatures. Students will qualitatively compare the rate of thermal decomposition of several metal carbonates, and will speculate about their differences in thermal stability.

Concepts

  • Metal carbonates
  • Kinetics of decomposition
  • Rate of reaction