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Empircal Formula of Magnesium Oxide

Students add enough heat to a sample of magnesium to produce magnesium oxide, then analyze the product to determine its empirical formula.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.


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Source: Lab #06D

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Empircal Formula of Magnesium Oxide