March 2016

Experiment:Making magnesium oxide compound

By |2018-04-30T10:26:16+02:00March 17th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Experiment:Making magnesium oxide compound

Aim: To make a compound of magnesium and oxygen (magnesium oxide)

Materials: magnesium ribbon, sandpaper, tongs, burner

Burning metals in air, Magnesium oxide.

Burning metals in air, Magnesium oxide.

Method

  1. Clean a piece of magnesium ribbon with sandpaper
  2. Examine the magnesium and note its physical properties
  3. Hold the […]

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Chemical Reactions

By |2018-04-30T10:17:22+02:00March 17th, 2016|Notes, O Level Science Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Chemical Reactions

Introduction to reactions

  • A compound is formed when a chemical reaction takes place
  • Chemical change takes place to form the compound
  • Word equations can be used as a short hand way to show what has happened
  • An example of a chemical equation is:
  • \text{iron + sulpher}\rightarrow \text{iron sulphide}
  • As already […]

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