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In the final project, you will create a report about a compound that is of interest to you and explain the importance, properties, production, and other aspects of the compound. Ideally, you will choose a topic of interest drawn from your own real-life experiences. Include relevant tables and charts either in-text or as appendices. You must collect information about the compound from citable sources and complete the following: ? Identify your motivation for choosing this compound (importance in a particular career, curiosity about an everyday compound, etc.) ? Provide information about the physical properties of the compound ? Provide information about the cost, extent of production, and use ? Provide information about at least one chemical reaction involved in the production or use of the compound (type of reaction, heat of reaction, catalysts, safety considerations, etc.) ? Include an analysis and interpretation of at least three aspects of this compound and/or its reactions with specific references to the class resources Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Introduction: a. Include your choice of compound and why it was chosen. b. Make a connection to your experiences. c. Include a preview of what you hope to convey to the reader (this will include showing how the concepts in the class help you understand the information). II. Compound Description: In this section, describe the compound you have chosen. You must include the following information: a. Physical description—State of the compound and identifying characteristics. b. Molecular description—Provide molecular weight, constituent elements, types of bonding, and polarity. c. Properties description—Provide relevant properties such as solubility, density, state, and boiling/melting point. d. Usage—Describe the usage including relevant energy flows. e. Economic importance—Include at least three years of recent information on the production and cost of the compound and indicate any trends. III. Reaction Description: In this section, you will describe a reaction related to the production or use of the compound you have chosen. You must include the following: a. Type of reaction—Describe the general class of reaction (combustion, acid/base, redox, etc.). b. Heat of reaction—Provide the amount of heat that must be added or removed from this reaction at the relevant temperature and whether this reaction is exothermic or endothermic. c. All products, reactants, and catalysts – Include a balanced equation with all states of participants. d. Special considerations—Document the safe operating range of this reaction, safety considerations, and side reactions that may produce unwanted products. e. Summary of other possible reactions – Provide either another reaction to produce the compound or an alternate use and its reaction. IV. Class Connection: Using some of the ideas from the class resources and textbook, make quantitative/qualitative comparisons of the compound and/or the related reaction described earlier. These comparisons can be to different compounds/reactions or to the same compound/reaction at a different condition. Include references to the specific class week/resource or textbook section/chapter as appropriate. Include at least three such comparisons. This should include at least one comparison for the reaction and one comparison for the compound to allow you to demonstrate the mastery of all of the course outcomes. The following are ideas only?contact your instructor if you are unsure of the applicability of a comparison: a. Difference in state—How does the compound’s use change in a different physical state or when mixed with other compounds at different concentrations? b. Difference in the reactivity of the compound with the reactivity of a similar compound—Does more or less reactivity change the way in which it is used? c. Change in the heat of reaction—Discuss the effects of changing the reaction temperature; for example, would the change make it unsafe, too slow, unstable, etc.? d. Difference in the molecular weight of this compound compared to similar compounds—How does this difference affect properties


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