A Chemical Reaction is Generally Accompanied by Certain External Indications Or Characteristics. Zinc Carbonate - Chemistry

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A chemical reaction is generally accompanied by certain external indications or characteristics. These include – change of – (a) colour (b) state (c) smell (d) evolution of gas (e) formation of precipitate (f) evolution or absorption of heat. With reference to change of colour – state the change in colour seen when the following are heated – zinc carbonate.

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Change of colour — In certain chemical reactions a change of colour is seen to be observed. Heat on substances to observe change in colour of reactants and products.

Heat on:

Zinc carbonate ZnCO3 → ZnO + CO2 [g]

Colour change:

Zinc carbonate [ZnCO3] – White – to Zinc oxide [ZnO] – Yellow (when hot)

Concept: Chemical Equation
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Viraf J. Dalal Class 7 New Simplified Middle School Chemistry
Chapter 5 Language of Chemistry
Exercise | Q 3.2
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