Practical Chemistry

Experiment 12: Enthalpy of neutralisation


Each student is to provide his/her own research question


Neutralisation is the reaction between an acid and a base producing a salt and water. The enthalpy of neutralisation is defined as the energy change when 1 mole of water is produced in a neutralisation reaction.


Design an experiment to investigate the enthalpy of neutralisation.

Experimental report

The following factors must be considered:

  • Accurate recording of raw data
  • Choice of suitable apparatus and method
  • Presentation of raw data
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Evaluation of errors both qualitative and numerical

Assessment suitable for:

  • Design
  • Data collection and processing
  • Conclusion and evaluation

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