C6-Synthesising compounds

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There are 7 stages involved in chemical synthesis

(1)Choosing the Reaction

Chemists need to choose the reaction to make the product. For example:

  • neutralisation-an acid and an alkali react to produce a salt.
  • thermal decomposition-heat is usd to break up a compound into similar substances.
  • precipitation- an insoluble solid is formed when two solutions are mixed.
  • precipitation-an insoluble solid is formed when two solutions are mixed.

(2) Risk Assessment

This is an assessment of anything in the process that could cause injury, it involves:

  • identifying hazards
  • assessing who might be harmed
  • deciding what action can be taken to reduce the risk.

(3) Calculating the quantities of reactants

  • Using the equation chemists can calculate how much of each reactant is needed to…

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