Burning Phosphorus

Chemistry

REACTION OF NON-METALS WITH OXYGEN/AIR

REACTION OF NON-METALS WITH OXYGEN/AIR.

The following experiments show the reaction of non-metals with Oxygen and air.

Burning Carbon

Procedure

(a) Using a pair of tongs hold a dry piece of charcoal on a Bunsen flame. Observe. Place the products in a beaker containing about 2cm3of water.

Test the solution/mixture using litmus papers

(b) Using a pair of tongs hold another piece of dry charcoal on a Bunsen flame. Quickly lower it into a gas jar containing Oxygen gas .