# Separating a Mixture of Compounds

Separating a Mixture of CompoundsPlease read the background first before performing lab!!!Experiment 1: Sublimation of ammonium chloride (NH4Cl)1. Calculate and record the following (in grams):amass of the empty evaporating dish (g)bmass of the evaporating dish plus the powder mixture sample (g)cmass of the sample b minus a (g)dmass of the evaporating dish and the remaining contents after sublimation (g)eSubtract (d) from (b) to obtain the mass of NH4Cl in the sample (g)Make sure to keep your evaporating dish with the contents after sublimation for part 2!Experiment 2: Filtration of Sand (SiO2)1. Calculate and record the following (in grams):amass of an empty beakerbmass of the beaker with the SiO2 after decantingcmass of the SiO2(b minus a)Make sure to keep the beaker with the water and sodium chloride after decanting for part 3!Experiment 3: Calculation of the Sodium Chloride (NaCl) Content and Evaporation1. Calculate and record the following (in grams):amass of the beaker with NaCl after boiling away water (g)bmeasured mass of NaCl after boiling away water(a minus the mass of the beaker from Experiment 2) (g)Note: This is the way to measure the amount of sodium chloride directly. Question 2 below is to measure the amount of sodium chloride indirectly.2. Determine the amount of sodium chloride (NaCl) in the original mixture indirectly by adding the masses of ammonium chloride (experiment 1 e) and sand (experiment 2 c) together and subtracting the sum from the initial sample mass of 10 g.3. Calculate the percent difference between the results from the two methods (directly and indirectly) from the following equation. You must show all work to receive full credit.% difference = |(measured mass) – (mass by subtraction)| / (mass by subtraction) * 100%4. Based on your experimental results which is the preferred method of separation?5. What is the mass percent of each component in your mixture? To determine the mass percent divide the mass of the component by the mass of the total 10.000g sample and multiply that result by 100. Make sure to show all work to receive full credit.(a) % NH4Cl =(b) % SiO2 =(c) % NaCl =

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