Purely educational. Not as exciting as some demonstrations, but this DOES clearly illustrate the concept of...
Purely educational. Not as exciting as some demonstrations, but this DOES clearly illustrate the concept of conservation of mass.
When compounds react, no atoms are created or destroyed. This means that the end product must weigh the same as the inital reactants.
Here, lead nitrate and potassium iodide are both placed inside of a stoppered flask. They are kept seperate as one was placed inside of a test tube. When the flask is inverted, a double replacement reaction takes place. Since the stopper prevents anything from escaping, the end mass is still the same.
This is the reason that chemical equations need to be balanced. There are no new atoms being formed.
The yellow product is insoluble lead iodide.
Music: Kevin MacLeod