FC: Sunshine Christian Bilingual Institute Lab Demonstration Methane Chemistry Gabriela Romero Mr. Jose Popoff 11th Grade 12/03/2013
1: Introduction In this lab report we are going to learn if Methane is combustible or not. How methane is obtained.
2: Objectives To obtain methane and verify its properties.
3: Materials 4 heat-resistant test tubes Bent glass tubing Right-stand clamp Burner Sodium acetate Alcohol Matches Sodium lime Stoppers (2)
4: Procedure 1. Take one of the test tubes and place inside the mixture of sodium acetate and sodated lime. 2. Place it according to the setup instructed by your teacher. 3. Heat during three minutes and collect the gas, stopper the tube and place it on the rack. 4. Repeat the operation of step 3 twice more and place the tubes on the rack. 5. Lit each one of the test tubes at the superior part. Observe and describe what happens.
5: Conclusions 1. Is methane combustible? | Yes it is combustible. Methane is the key component of natural gas
6: 2. Write the reaction that was done in the lab. | The reaction we saw was to see how the mixture was boiling. The mixture was deliberating small bubbles when it was in contact with the fire.
7: 3. What are the natural sources for obtaining methane? | Natural gas. The natural sources of methane are in fossil fuel, livestock, and landfills.