Grade 11 students discovered the empirical formula of Magnesium Oxide in their IB Chemistry class.
Today our Grade 11 students discovered the empirical formula of Magnesium Oxide in their IB Chemistry class.
With safety in mind, our students have mastered Bunsen burners, honed their measurement skills, and confidently wielded tongs like seasoned scientists.
In addition to learning to solve advanced scientific problems, these hands-on experiences also empower our students with critical skills for lifelong learning.
Discovering the empirical formula of a compound involves determining the simplest whole-number ratio of the different elements present in a chemical compound. The empirical formula provides information about the relative proportions of atoms in a compound, but it doesn't give the exact number of atoms of each element in the molecule.
A compound is a substance formed when two or more different elements chemically combine in fixed proportions. These elements bond together to create a new substance with unique properties. For example, water (H2O) is a compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms.
Keep up the fantastic work, future scientists!