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This lab introduces qualitative analysis, the area of chemistry concerned with the identification of substances by their chemical reactions. You will observe the reactions of some simple salts, analyze common household chemicals, and identify an unknown sample by testing its reactivity. This experiment also provides a review of balancing chemical equations and reaction stoichiometry.
1. What is the logical scheme for identifying each anion? Can you draw a flowchart for the identification of each?
2. Would it be possible to identify each of the four anions if they were mixed together? How? Or why not?
3. What is the general class of each test reaction? Precipitation? Acid-Base? Oxidation-Reduction?
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